Between a Rock and – Another Rock

“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ Look at her. She’s definitely between a rock and a hard place – er, another rock. This cute little brittle bladder-fern is doing what she does best – growing where noContinue reading “Between a Rock and – Another Rock”

Turn on the Light!

“For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!” Ephesians‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭ It’s not just the fact that she looks like a thousand white butterflies landed on her stalks – it’s the play of light that sets her apart. She’s highlighted on top,Continue reading “Turn on the Light!”

Hold Your Head High

“But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.” Psalms‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭ Most columbines hold their heads up, seeking the sun. Not these beauties. For some reason, they – droop. Don’t get me wrong. They are gorgeous. They are unique. They definitely draw theContinue reading “Hold Your Head High”

True Colours

“Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph’s character.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭105:19‬ ‭ It’s a bit of a mystery. I didn’t plant any white poppies. Yet, here it is – a mash-up. This one didn’t know whether to be red or white. So it chose both. It’s unique. It’s unusual. It’s glorious… UnderContinue reading “True Colours”

The Sticking Point

“There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:24‬ ‭ I wasn’t sure what I was looking for. I just knew I’d know it when I found it. Turns out, it found me. Wild licorice has been called ‘the original Velcro’ – and with good reason! WhiteContinue reading “The Sticking Point”

Slippery Slope

“But as for me, I almost lost my footing. My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone.” Psalms‬ ‭73:2‬ ‭ The highways were slick today. The blizzard blew itself out; the crews were out and about early (thanks, everyone!) and the main roads were cleared of snowdrifts, allowing folks like me to get toContinue reading “Slippery Slope”

Blown Around

“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:58‬ Whoa. That is a wicked, nasty wind out there. How do I know, you ask? I know because my mister decided it wouldContinue reading “Blown Around”

In Blows the Blizzard

““He directs the snow to fall on the earth and tells the rain to pour down.”‭‭Job‬ ‭37:6‬ ‭ I’ve double checked and triple checked the forecast. It still says snow. And lots of it. Enough to qualify for a winter storm warning from Environment Canada. High winds and plenty of the white stuff mean lowContinue reading “In Blows the Blizzard”

He Must Sure Love You a Lot!

“Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:17‬ ‭ “Whoa.” She stopped in mid flow, a frozen animation little who under regular circumstances is not still very often or forContinue reading “He Must Sure Love You a Lot!”

Set it All Down

“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭ Grunt. I can’t really see where I’m going, so I proceed by memory. Dang, that’s heavy. And not just heavy. It’s plain awkward. I’m dropping chunks and odds and ends. IfContinue reading “Set it All Down”