Groundwork

In the fall of 2007, as I completed the requirements for certification as a Texas Master Gardener, the Lord first planted in my heart the desire to establish a Biblical prayer garden.  What started as a simple research and planting project for my Junior Master Gardeners–the Glory Gardeners–soon blossomed into a fully formed vision of a garden based on the Twelve Tribes of Israel.  This garden would be a place of meditation and community for the Body of Christ.  It would be a living representation of God’s chosen land right here in North Texas, complete with the relatives of Biblical plant species that are native or adapted to our part of the world.  The garden would be a reflection of God’s loving care for His creation.  After all, He is the ultimate Master Gardener.

After several years of waiting, it is finally time to start clearing, preparing, and planting the garden that God designed on a piece of property in Corinth, Texas.  As the prophet Isaiah said, “You shall no longer be termed forsaken, nor shall your land any more be termed desolate; but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married” (Isaiah 62:4).

This blog is intended to connect you to the land in Corinth so that you can witness and participate in the restoration of a forgotten landscape.  So, please, come back often, and be a part of the transformation process.

Blessings from Corinth,

Pam Pierce, Master Gardener

15 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you for sharing about the new land that you all purchased. I watch you each week on the web and feel a part. I wish I lived in Texas near there I would be there often. I appreciate you sharing the pictures of your walk. I was wishing that I could be there to see it in person. This is the next best thing. May God Bless, keep and prosper you and Chuck in all that you do.

    Blessings,
    Susan

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  2. Posted by Kay Harper on March 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Pam, I would like to help you with the grounds this spring. I’ll soon be finished with moving from Cleburne to Irving and will only need to go back to Cleburne a few times while I’m having repair work done on the house so that I can sell it. Please let me know how I can help after next week when I go to only periodic trips to Cleburne.

    Thanks for the blog; what a wonderful way to keep us all informed!

    Kay

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  3. Posted by gaenor Erasmus on March 5, 2011 at 11:52 am

    WOW1 what incredible potential! i will be back regularly to see the progress and hopeful, at some point, i will be able to put some hours of labour in too!! Bless you Pam as you follow the directions from God and prepare a Garden where we can walk & talk with God again, as Adam did! Much love – Gaenor – Cyprus

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  4. Posted by Rose Mary Ferguson on March 6, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Dear Pam, I am almost speechless at what is unfolding… it is all so wonderful how the Lord has orchestrated all that we see. I am going to enjoy every second… every moment of what the Lord is doing. I can’t wait to visit and sit in the garden before the Lord. Love and Blessings to you all…

    Rose Mary Ferguson

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  5. Posted by Patty Roudebush on March 6, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    On a cold, drizzly, windy day in Oregon, it is such a pleasure to see the new life the Lord is bringing to the 12 Tribes Prayer Garden in Corinth. I can feel “a part of” and “attached” as I labor in prayer with you as you and others use God-given creativity and hard work to make it happen to His Glory. Be truly blessed in the process.

    Patty Roudebush

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  6. Posted by Tammy Stokes on March 31, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Blessings to you Pam. Our Son Jamin always loved to come to your house and play with Daniel. It’s so great to see what the Lord is doing in your life and know how to pray for you up here in Michigan. We lived in Corinth for a few years so it is exciting for us to see that the Prayer Garden is being planted in that community.

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    • How time flies! I will let Daniel (now in Israel) know that you posted a comment. And if you ever make it back this way, come by the garden!

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  7. Posted by Michael and Theresa on July 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I THANK GOD FOR ALL THE STAFF AND GOZ. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I HEAR THE SOUND OF RAIN FROM HEAVEN ON US!!!

    MICHAEL BUTLER
    Providence Village, Texas 76227

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  8. Posted by Agustina on April 23, 2012 at 3:08 am

    The garden is beautiful! It inspires me to pray and to enjoy the creation of God.
    Agustina
    Tucuman,Argentina

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  9. Posted by Virginia Nicholson on April 16, 2013 at 3:21 am

    I was a private gardener for large estates in my last business. God has my heart when I work outside to bring beauty and connection to the land for others. I just claim to be able to get there and to see it and be a part of it in days ahead..

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  10. What a wonderful garden. I loved the video showing all four seasons. We are bee people and are curious where the hives are located within the garden. Though we live in Arizona, we purchase our queen bees from Texas in order to avoid Africanized bees as well as get a strain that does not need chemicals for protection. God bless you all for a great place to plant seed, reap a harvest, and enjoy great meals.

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  11. Posted by ali on January 27, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    I am from Oklahoma driving through to dfw to get some paperwork updated for my new trip to the middle east. I heard about your passion for Israel and love it. is the garden open to the public? Can i visit?

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  12. What a picture of redemption– no longer termed forsaken or abandoned neither shall the land termed desolate or deserted! What a Delight!

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