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Welcome! I’m Nick Cash, editor and author at LikeTreesPlanted.com. I’m a 43-year-old husband and father of four from Columbus, Georgia, in the USA. I am not a super-Christian, but I am convinced that discipleship is the God-given ability of EVERY believer! Ordinary people like you and me CAN walk with God successfully on a daily basis! I want to help you do just that.
Discipleship – the process of learning to walk every moment with (and for) Jesus – is a personal passion of mine. I am a collector of resources and strategies for walking successfully with God, and I want to share my collection with you! Just remember: it’s not the strategy in the end that results in growth. It is the life of faithful obedience to God that bears the most consistent fruit. LikeTreesPlanted is a blog dedicated to sharing tools to help you follow faithfully in the steps of the Savior.
Several times per month, I will post an idea, a suggestion, a link, a how-to, a strategy, a Scripture, an encouragement, or some other helpful resource to assist you in your followership of Jesus. I invite you to subscribe so that notices of new posts can be sent directly to your email inbox!
Jump In & Engage!
Have a look around the blog, and engage in the conversation with me! A great place to start would be with one of my personal favorite posts:
- Dear Parents of a Miscarried or Still-Born Child
- Falling Forward
- Cash Family “Age 18 List” for our kids
- A father’s prayer and blessing for his daughter
- 10 Tips for Scripture Memory Success (you CAN do this!)
- Breaking Free of Mental Impurity and Sexual Sin
- The Joys and Hardships of Living in Community
- Don’t complicate prayer. Just talk; just listen.
Please DO leave a comment! Offer a different perspective, suggest a question, or recommend your own favorite resource or strategy. I am by no means the authority on the topic of discipleship – I just care about it a great deal. I don’t want this blog to just be my own two cents. In fact, if I may be so bold, I am expecting readers to participate in this with me! I want you to. I need you to!
So I would love to have your input; let’s make this a dialogue! You can even enter your comments anonymously if you wish. I do have a simple list of ground rules, though, just to keep the conversation civil, helpful, truthful, and purposeful. See my Comments Policy for more details.
I also encourage Guest Contributors to post here as well! LikeTreesPlanted is only “mine” in the sense that I created it… but I VERY MUCH want to expand it’s content beyond what I alone can put up here! So if you have an idea for a blog post on spiritual growth, please send me a quick message via email to email@example.com!
A Brief Bio
I met and fell in love with my indescribable wife, Dianna at Shorter College. We married in 2002 and went straight to work with one of the greatest ministries of all time: Teen Advisors!
Dianna and I have four of the most unbelievably cool kids in the universe! Our family spent 2012-2017 working with Mercy Ships, helping provide free life-changing surgeries and medical care to the powerless poor around the continent of Africa. In 2017, we moved back home to Columbus where I joined the staff of our local church as an Associate Pastor, while Dianna and our kiddos embarked on the adventure of home-schooling!
In 2021, I became the director of an adoption and foster support ministry called Jeeah’s Hope, and I also became a Chaplain in the Georgia Army National Guard.
Aside from this blog, you can also follow me on Facebook and Instagram (@nickcashra).
- Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies, Shorter University, 2002.
- Master of Divinity in World Missions, Wesley Biblical Seminary, 2017.
- Doctor of Ministry in Discipleship, Wesley Biblical Seminary, 2020.
This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent those of the ministries with whom I serve. The information I provide here appears on an as-is basis. I make no representation as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.
The content of this site is a blend of my own writing combined with the contributions of others. Where the source is not myself, I will cite the original author, including my best attempt to link directly to their original work.
The images used on this site are a smattering of personal photos and graphic designs, along with royalty-free photos and images accessed using a simple Google image search. Image source citations have been archived and are available upon request.
We have been hearing Nick on the Truth and have loved it!!! I came to this sight because I heard you say it on the radio:)! You guys are such a special family to us, and we feel blessed to know you all and to be at church and doing life with your beautiful family:). Even in the small amount of times we are able to cross paths, we have been richly blessed by how you all carry His LOVE and love others so well (including us and our sons)!!! I am on this blog for the 1st time on any blog:)! To be very honest, I am so not tech savvy and I do not know much at all about blogs:)…but, reading through all of this Truth and wonderful material has blessed me today:)!! Thank you:)!!!!
Thank you so much for your kind & encouraging words, Barbara! May God’s Presence & grace abound in your lives, home, & family!!
I have just found your blog and am looking forward to reading your posts about discipleship!
Thanks, Nikki! I’m honored to have you reading! Feel free to share this with anyone you think might benefit from it: family, youth group, anyone!