The Old Sort and Stack

“I weep with sorrow; encourage me by your word.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:28‬ ‭ We all have them. Burdens, I mean. Some are larger than others. Some are a more awkward shape, or heavier, or harder to carry. Some need to be carted around for weeks or months at a time. Still others must be carried for aContinue reading “The Old Sort and Stack”

Waiting for The Sky to Fall

“Then Jonah went out to the east side of the city and made a shelter to sit under as he waited to see what would happen to the city.”‭‭Jonah‬ ‭4:5‬ ‭ I love Jonah. You know. The guy who was told to go preach to the city of Nineveh in the Old Testament – exceptContinue reading “Waiting for The Sky to Fall”

Drip, Drip

“I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.’”‭‭Hosea‬ ‭10:12‬ ‭ Icicles! Drip, drip. I’ve never been more happy to see themContinue reading “Drip, Drip”

The Predator’s Bite

“Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, marauders from Midian, Amalek, and the people of the east would attack Israel…”‭‭Judges‬ ‭6:3‬ ‭ Some days start better than others. Yesterday’s start was – well, the saying “This bites!” comes to mind. And it does. Literally. There has been a herd of deer hanging around this neck ofContinue reading “The Predator’s Bite”

In a Tight Spot

“The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:17‬ ‭ This is the beginning of our regular snowshoeing route – a quick clatter through the culvert beneath the highway, then on along the creek bottom. It’s a lovely trail. Having brought friends out thisContinue reading “In a Tight Spot”

It Will Leave Its Mark

“Wisdom has built her house; she has carved its seven columns.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭9:1‬ ‭ The wind has left its mark. Look at that intricate masterpiece! This snowbank is sculpted by winds and scoured by gritty snow until it has taken in fantastical shapes and angles, cornices and columns. Amazing. How beautiful the finished product! How horrifyingContinue reading “It Will Leave Its Mark”

Frostbite

“He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭147:3‬ ‭ It’s distinctly odd that ‘frostbite’ should burn. Now, don’t get your undies in a knot. It’s just a touch, and only on my nose (the skin of which is starting to peel), and I’m certain my prognosis is life. It’s just that it was aContinue reading “Frostbite”

Never Give Up

“One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭18:1‬ ‭ In my defence, it was an uphill battle. To a prairie girl born and raised, where everywhere is flat and nowhere is up, it was enough to get the heart rate up and thenContinue reading “Never Give Up”

Breaking Point

“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭ This tree had a breaking point. Years ago – many, by the looks of things –Continue reading “Breaking Point”

The Accelerated Program

“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 bought myself a new toy. A heat mat. Not a heating pad. A heat mat. It provides steady gentle heatContinue reading “The Accelerated Program”