Cultivate is an invitation. It is a call to rhythms of contemplation, creativity and transformation. We believe that digging deep into the soil of your heart with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is essential to living a whole life. Just like a garden requires the planting of seeds and then weeding, watering and waiting, our hearts require the same commitment to reap a harvest of fruit. We believe that Jesus swallowed up our loneliness on the Cross and opened the door for us to walk again in friendship with Him. This truth anchors us and compels us to say “Yes” to the process of living from the heart. This process takes a lifetime. We encourage you to slow down and savor each part of the journey. Our desire is that you would receive the reward of friendship with God. May these writings, prompts, art and photography inspire everyday moments of connection with Him.
While planning our second volume of Cultivate, we chose to focus on the beauty of the Lord in winter seasons of life. We created this issue to champion the significance of our roots growing deep into His heart, and our branches resting from producing fruit. May your perspective of winter be altered by the stories you read and the moments you initiate with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit through the prompts in this book.