Denise’s End of Summer Essay on Cultivating

Image by Lancia Smith (used with permission)

Writing for ‘Cultivating’ magazine this Summer on the theme of “fullness” gave me a chance in the midst of major changes to be refilled with expectation of good. Despite all the unusual things that have happened in 2020 thus far, the seasons of life are unrelenting. In life or death and everything in between, the cycles of human existence course on whether we are ready or not, and can leave us dry and barren. The faithful God of Creation built promises into His redemptive plan for mankind, which when held in faith, give power that causes our dry places to bloom again and like a well-watered garden, welcome others into fullness. May you have such an encounter as you read and reflect.

Re-entering Fullness by the Sea

Image by Lancia Smith (used with permission)

Author: Denise S. Armstrong

I am Denise Stair Armstrong - worshipper. My purpose is to glorify God by enjoying Him in all of His Creation, among His People, His Bride, the Church; accentuating His glorious Bridge of reconciliation — the Cross of Jesus Christ — through words laced with His Truth, and cast abroad in the world He loves, and died and lives again to save. I was born and raised Jamaican, where I also received my formal education at Shortwood Teachers' College and the University of the West Indies, specializing in English Language & Literatures in English. The remainder of my education was gained by homeschooling our three wonderful children (Joseph, Charis, and Timothy) and parenting them with my husband Claude. My passion is worship expressed primarily through writing inspirational pieces that urge readers not to miss how much the Lord has "cramm'd earth with heaven", to quote Elizabeth Barrett Browning. My heart is to encourage community, in the best sense of the word, through exalting the cross of Calvary. I enjoy reading, writing, cooking, gardening, theatre and ballroom dancing (only with Claude!) and digging into the Word of God.

2 thoughts on “Denise’s End of Summer Essay on Cultivating”

  1. Loved your post. It was very encouraging to me even though im not “empty nesting” im still in a phase of transition. =) so it was still impactful and uplifting. thanks for sharing!!

    ~Hannah

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    1. Hannah, how interesting to find your kind comment, waiting here this morning! since I came awake with a distinct impression to pray for you, Keneth and Baby song first thing this morning. So glad you found this encouraging! Much love & continued prayers😘

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