The Palm Tree and Rahab

What we can learn about growth.

A palm tree.
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Palm trees grow interestingly. Unlike trees, the stem of a palm tree does not grow thicker; nor does it develop branches. Instead, the palm grows vertically only, producing leaves from the top, or crown. During its entire life, which can last several centuries, the leaves at the bottom of the crown die, while new sprouts…