Preparing 'Good Soil'
This week’s eNewsletter feature story
is written by Rev. Amanda Golbek,
FPCE minister of children & youth ministries.
Growing up, I loved to garden.
Every spring, my grandmother and I would stir up the soil that had lain dormant all winter. She taught me how to mix in compost and pull out any large rocks that my shovel struck as I was turning the soil. She would kneel down beside me and we would take turns carefully poking our fingers into the soil to measure out the space of each hole, every one of which would become a safe cradle for the seeds we were planting.
Some years, our garden — rich with tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, lettuce, strawberries, and pumpkins — would grow beyond what I could imagine in the planting. Those years, we would take the bounty of our harvest to our church fellowship hour and share it with our church family.