More About the Vicar

Now that I am well settled in my the sixth decade, I thought to write of my experiences of gardening when the season and the garden, permits.

We purchased our home in 2013 with nothing but an empty back plot of weeds and mature trees. I have slowly transformed it into an ornamental cottage garden for God’s glory and our pleasure. This blog is its story as I learn and grow with the garden.

What Thomas Jefferson wrote to Charles Wilson Peale on 20 August 1811 in his own sixth decade sits very well with me too: “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, & no culture comparable to that of the garden. Such a variety of subjects, some one always coming to perfection, the failure of one thing repaired by the success of another. Instead of one harvest a continued one thro’ the year… I am still devoted to the garden. but tho’ an old man, I am but a young gardener.”

John Flavel: “The earth must be manured, or its increase is in vain expected.” – Husbandry Spiritualized, 1674

If you are curious about Christianity, a simple, clear, and challenging explanation of the Christian faith as the Bible teaches it can be found here.

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4 thoughts on “More About the Vicar

  1. Hi Henry , some time ago I came across your podcast purely by Gods providence and the timing was perfect as we had then decided the previous week to start a study on Pauls letter to the Colossians , I also came across a book by John R.W Stott which has been immensely helpful also. I have listened to you preach on Colossians all the way to mid chapter two and I can only thank God for using men like you to expound on Gods word to help young believers in the faith like me . Thank you Sir. May God continue to use you for his glory.

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