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Welcome to The Little Garden. We present classes in many formats to help with your study of A Course in Miracles. Our goal is to inspire students of A Course in Miracles to read and study the Course for themselves, and to practice it as written.

Our Name and The Little Garden Ministry

The Little Garden is inspired by a passage from A Course in Miracles:

The Thought of God surrounds your little kingdom, waiting at the barrier you built to come inside and shine upon the barren ground. See how life springs up everywhere! The desert becomes a garden, deep and green and quiet, offering rest to those who lost their way and wander in the dust. Give them a place of refuge, prepared by love for them where once a desert was. And everyone you welcome will bring love with him from Heaven for you. They enter one by one into this holy place, but they will not depart as they had come, alone. The love they brought with them will stay with them, as it will stay with you. And under its beneficence your little garden will expand, and reach out to everyone who thirsts for living water, but has grown too weary to go on alone.

A Course in Miracles, T-18.VIII.9

The Little Garden Ministry was formed by Jan O'Kelley, an Interfaith minister, to support students and teachers of A Course in Miracles. In the Course, the garden is a metaphor for love.  Our ministry is like the gardener's implement to foster the teaching of A Course in Miracles and to help cultivate relationships based on the love of Christ in each other.

Just as a nurseryperson will take a seed or a cutting and nurture it until the tree can live on its own, our mission is to empower all those we serve, on whatever level, to work with what we have to give and then to become independent of our ministry. We do not seek to foster dependence on any guru or interpreter of the Course, but to help students of the Course to find and apply the teaching for themselves.

The Little Garden Ministry is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation.  
All donations are tax-deductible.


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