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I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord; “plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”



Spring Benediction

April 21, 2018

New beginnings need blessing to reach their potential.

No one seemed a more fitting source for blessing this publication and this effort than Rev Dr Malcolm Guite. In many ways, he has been the patron saint of this project since its beginning and indeed, all brave souls who create to give praise to their Creator.  Here receive Cultivating’s Spring Benediction!  



With each unfolding seed, with every Spring,

He breathes the rumour of his resurrection,

As birdsong calls your hidden heart to sing.

So may this season be his benediction,

To lift your love, and bid your prayer take wing,

To thaw your frozen hope, to warm your mind,

For Spring has come! Can Heaven be far behind?


~ Malcolm Guite



May we be courageous to take up our given work with joy

and enter boldly into God’s great work of restoration. 

Many blessings, friends, and may every grace be yours!


Lancia E. Smith is an author, photographer, teacher, and business owner based in Colorado. She is editor-in-chief of the online quarterly magazine Cultivating the  Good, True, & Beautiful, and is founder of The Cultivating Project, a discipling initiative for Christians engaged in the arts. A grateful lover of the Triune God, Lancia is passionate about the spiritual formation and discipling creative believers. She and her husband Peter run a thriving environmental and engineering firm and try to keep up with their rambling house and gardens called House on the Way. Lancia loves nearly every book she ever read by C.S. Lewis; drinks strong black coffee with whipped coconut oil and cinnamon; and sincerely hopes in her lifetime to reach zero in her inbox!

Lancia E. Smith


  1. Terry Eaves

    April 21st, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Thankful to have found you and to enjoy all of your gifts. Look forward to following and supporting the progress of this new venture. Blessings!

  2. Lancia E. Smith

    April 22nd, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Terry, thanks so much! It is good to have you here and we look forward to sharing so much more with you!

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