Nurtured by Nature

Dilworth artisans had the opportunity to tour Wing Haven, a local/historic treasure, founded in 1927 by Eddie and Elizabeth Clarkson whose purpose was to create a natural oasis. Basking in the warm sunlight, listening to birds chirping, and taking in the beauty of plants/flowers is therapeutic to the soul. Who knew that such a simple act of walking in nature would help a local artisan identify her self-worth and another artisan face a fear of claustrophobia.

After our artisans practiced being propagators and making several plants to take home, BraveWorks Program Mentors led two workshops pertaining to the parable of the sower and why the seed is significant. In the parable of the sower, there are four types of soil: hard (seeds cannot grow), stony (seed cannot grow deep roots), thorny (seed is choked by weeds), and fertile (able to be planted deep, grow strong, and produce fruit).

As we journey throughout life, it's vital for us to consistently cultivate our soil in order to grow in every season. Seeds are the Word of God, but we can also sow seeds of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control, success, financial needs, and health. Whichever you choose, know that the seeds that you plant are significant to your overall well-being. We are grateful to Wing Haven for having us. As we left, I reminded our artisans that all of what Wing Haven is, started from a seed planted by their founders some 95 years ago, and we're still reaping its fruit.

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