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As you reflectively read the excerpts below, take a moment to pause and pay attention to what is happening within you. What touches you? What is stirring? Growing?

Trees seem to do their feats so effortlessly.

Every year a given tree creates absolutely from scratch 99% of its living parts.

Water lifting up tree trunks can climb 150 feet an hour; in full summer a tree can, and does, heave a ton of water every day.

A big elm in a single season might make as many as six million leaves, wholly intricate, without budging an inch; I couldn’t make one.

Spirituality of Trees, by Lisa Ward
Faith makes all things possible, and love makes them easy. Faith in God is never out of season. Faith justifies the believer, but love justifies his faith by the works which it produces. Faith believes God to be true; love proves faith to be true.
- Charles H. Spurgeon