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. A grateful lover of the Triune God, Lancia is passionate about disciple making. Reflecting an irresistible calling to the intersection of faith and the arts, she is the Founder and Executive Director of Cultivating, and of The Cultivating Project, a discipling initiative for Christians engaged in the arts. She is President and CEO of a thriving environmental consulting and construction firm based in northern Colorado which she runs with her husband Peter. They are parents to seven children, and are grandparents to a beloved flock of grandchildren. An inveterate book collector and giver, Lancia loves website and garden design, beautiful typography, David Austin roses, Marvel movies, road trips and being read aloud to by Peter. She cherishes every book she ever read by C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and George MacDonald.