A Bit of Perspective

““Lord,” they said, “we want to see!””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭20:33‬ ‭ “Is this the island? Or is that the shore?” “That’s the island. That’s shore.” Hubby’s finger pointed in the opposite direction to my query. I can’t see a break in the shore anywhere. I don’t think we can get through here. This is going to beContinue reading “A Bit of Perspective”

A Little Roughed Up

“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭ I bought sandpaper. Okay. So what? I know you’re wondering about the significance of buying sandpaper. Well, it’s the novelty of it. Sandpaper just isn’t something I normally buy. But I haveContinue reading “A Little Roughed Up”

That Really Bites

“To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair…”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭61:3‬ ‭ “Why is there a rose on this willow bush?” Hubby was asking on our recent camping trip. Valid question. Why indeed? There wasn’t just one – thereContinue reading “That Really Bites”

Fasciation Factor

“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭ Do you notice anything? Look closer. A little closer… See it? A fasciated flower! (Don’t look at me so blankly. Y’all know I’m getting to the explanation.) This plant is a spikeContinue reading “Fasciation Factor”

Heat Stroke

“But you are a tower of refuge to the poor, O Lord, a tower of refuge to the needy in distress. You are a refuge from the storm and a shelter from the heat…”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭25:4‬ ‭ I’m drippy. Like, really soaked. I’m not in a pool. I’m not at a beach. I’m working on myContinue reading “Heat Stroke”

With a Big Smile

“A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:30‬ ‭ You gotta love kids and their zest for life. I mean, who else would cheer when they see a bug? Fist bump when they reach a higher bar on the playground for the first time? Shriek with joy whenContinue reading “With a Big Smile”

A Green Investment

“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭ What a leap of faith, this buying packages of vegetable seeds. I mean – not too long ago, the soil was frozen solid. We have had an unusually cool spring, with temperatures dropping below theContinue reading “A Green Investment”

The Rules of Hide and Seek

“For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. ”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭32:7‬ ‭ Ready or not, here I come! I’m sure we’ve all experienced the thrill of a good old fashioned round of ‘Hide and Seek’. The Seeker counts loudly while giggles erupt and curtains swish andContinue reading “The Rules of Hide and Seek”

The Great Recycling Project

“Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:10‬ ‭ The three Rs. They are drilled into us. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. It’s a way of helping us to deal with a harsh reality – just by living,Continue reading “The Great Recycling Project”

Stunted?

“Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ That cold weather, though. My baby plantlets – seeded with so much hope, started with so much promise – haven’t grown for several weeks. They are justContinue reading “Stunted?”