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 the Founder & Executive Director of Cultivating & The Cultivating Project. She has served in executive management, church leadership, boards, and Art & Faith organizations over 30 years. She & her husband Peter have parented 7 children, & have a flock of beloved grandchildren. Lancia loves garden and website design, beautiful typography, road trips, being read aloud to by Peter, & cherishes every book she ever read by C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and George MacDonald.