Frozen Over

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:3‬ ‭ It froze last night. The ‘annual’ plants (those that live out their entire life cycle in one year) are toast. But the perennials – they can handle a little frost with a muchContinue reading “Frozen Over”

Copy Caper

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭ Drat. I did it again. I just flipped the light switch, evenContinue reading “Copy Caper”

Biking Blind

“But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here! ””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭ Pitch black. I didn’t know pitch black could be like that – so dark, the darkness almost grabbed you with oily fingers. I couldn’t find my bearings. My balance felt off. I tried to continueContinue reading “Biking Blind”

While We Wait

“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27:14‬ ‭ So. Exciting. Can’t wait for those red boots. Ok. They aren’t here yet. *weeks go by* They’ll be here shortly. I know it. *months go by* Ok. I didn’t know then that they were coming from China. IContinue reading “While We Wait”

Fear Factor

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭ ‘I’m all alone.’ Not so, my Beautiful One. I Am here. ‘But I feel so inadequate. So vulnerable.’ I AmContinue reading “Fear Factor”

Monkeys Do

“With all these things in mind, dear brothers and sisters, stand firm and keep a strong grip on the teaching we passed on to you both in person and by letter.”‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:15‬ ‭ “Look at me! Look at me! Teacher, look what I can do!” First one and then another zip across the monkeyContinue reading “Monkeys Do”

The Cat’s Meow

“For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭107:9‬ ‭ She’s onto me. I can’t see her – but I can I feel her eyes boring into my soul. I’m eating breakfast at the kitchen table, right by the window. And there she is, silently condemning me for eating my ownContinue reading “The Cat’s Meow”

I Can’t!!

“When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭94:19‬ ‭ “I just can’t do it!” Brent was facing me across a chasm. He had stepped over it easily. I, however? The depth of the crevice was casting shadows that distracted my peripheral vision. Those shadows were very, very convincing. IContinue reading “I Can’t!!”

It’s Not Fair!

“Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! Let the earth and all living things join in. Let the rivers clap their hands in glee! Let the hills sing out their songs of joy before the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with justice, andContinue reading “It’s Not Fair!”

Perfect Peace

““I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”‭‭John‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭ Peace. I looked it up this morning. It means ‘tranquil, freedom from disturbance’. Doesn’t that sound lovely??? Calm. Quiet. Still. So opposite to theContinue reading “Perfect Peace”