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BLOG — A PERENNIAL LIFE

A blog featuring inspirational life lessons and practical gardening tips by author and speaker, Tammy Borden

 
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A Time of Solitude & Gratitude

As a gardener, can you even imagine? What if this time of social isolation and confinement began during January’s cold, desolate grip? As...

How to Explain the Bible to Beginners

It’s been a tough year. My dear mother had a heart procedure on Valentines Day which resulted in many complications and subsequent...

The Weeds of Life

I hate weeds, which means I have a lot to hate about my lawn and garden. But I have vowed to keep fighting despite a losing battle. Let’s...

Each Season's Cathedral — A Poem

I'm not a fan of winter. In fact, my feeling borders on disdain. I've got a friend who loves winter. He takes the most beautiful photos...

A Story in the Stones

The neighbors must have wondered why a stranger in her Sunday best was picking through the rubble where a barn once stood. Weeds and tree...

What Adele Taught Me About God

Have you seen it? It was all over social media a few years ago — the video of Adele impersonating Adele among a bunch of other Adeles?...

They Will Know

What are we doing?!?! And by "we," I mean the collective "we" as Christians. Me included. Now, I’m no biblical scholar. I'm no prophet....

Christmas Angels — Big Whoopin' Deal

In the Christmas story, Jesus doesn’t exactly come on the scene with megaphoned announcers, lights blazing, and cheering crowds. He...

Finding Baby Jesus — A Christmas Poem

I've had some time on my hands to do some pretty major cleaning around the house, including going through old photos, birthday cards,...

Another Year Older — If People Only Knew

I crossed over to the second half of my first centennial last year — I turned 50 in October 2017. The years have brought with them some...

A Season of Change

It’s autumn. In nature, that means some pretty drastic changes. Leaves erupt in the colors of campfire embers and then dance through the...

Beauty Multiplies Through the Years

They’re not the latest fancy hybridized variety and you won’t find them featured on the cover of the latest gardening magazine. But there...

It Won't Be By — A Poem

It won’t be by our well-said prayers And cleverly crafted speech How well we recite scripture Or the message that we preach It won’t be...

This Has Been a Lifelong Dream...

… and it’s finally come true. I’ve written and published a book and I hope you’ll consider reading it. “A Perennial Life — Finding...