The Deep Well with Erin Davis Podcast

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Episode 8: Planting Mighty Oaks

Erin Davis: When Noble was in first grade, he came home from school with a stick wrapped in a brown paper towel. Being an all boy household, I didn’t think much about it. I once cleaned our house and picked up nine sticks in a single pass! Boys lo-o-ove sticks!

Noble is our most serious son. Because his mind is always in hyperdrive, his mouth rarely is. So this day—which I later realized was Earth Day—Noble received a small redbud sapling, with the encouragement to plant it.

When I say it was a stick, I’m being generous. It was no longer than a ruler, nary a bud or a leaf on it. On his own, without any input from us, Noble went down to the barn. He found a shovel. He dug a hole right outside of the window where I do most of my writing, and he put the …

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About the Teacher

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is married to her high school sweetheart, Jason, and together they parent four energetic boys on their small farm in the midwest. She is the author of more than a dozen books and Bible studies, the content manager … read more …

About the Host

Joy McClain

Joy McClain

Joy is the author of Waiting for His Heart: Lessons from a Wife Who Chose to Stay. Married to her beloved for over three decades, Joy and her husband are passionate about discipling the wearied and wounded in the context … read more …