What’s Eating You?

“…and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:4‬ ‭ Behold, the glorious Hemipholiota populnea. The what now? I hear your confusion. Let me help you out. The hemipholiota populnea. You know. The mushroomy thingie growing in thisContinue reading “What’s Eating You?”

It Gets a Little Messy

“Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭14:4‬ ‭ It’s harvest time! All that work, coming to fruition. The planning. The purchasing of materials. The planting. The watering. (Oh, the watering I did this year!) The weeding. And now? The picking. And the work isn’t finishedContinue reading “It Gets a Little Messy”

It’s Time to Deadhead

“He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.”‭‭John‬ ‭15:2‬ ‭ It’s time. Pruners in hand, I walk the garden paths, watching for patches like this lovely clump of blue Veronica. There’s a lot of deadheading to do.Continue reading “It’s Time to Deadhead”

Double Portion

“Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭61:7‬ ‭ Twins are pretty special. I mean, two babies developing in a womb at the same time? A double blessing. Just like these daylilies.Continue reading “Double Portion”

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”

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”

You Need a Drink

“For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭107:9‬ ‭ It was brown. Every bit of it. Clinging desperately to a rock dry as a bone. Sort of sad, really. I mean, moss should be fluffy and soft and – well, green. Deep, bright, verdant green. Not crumbly, crispy brown. ItContinue reading “You Need a Drink”

When It Doesn’t Add Up

“Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:5‬ Oooh, you gotta just hate that. Messing up, I mean. You know. When your actions don’t match what you stand for. As in, ‘do what I say, not what I do’. Ugh. How many resolutions have you made – and broken – in your life?Continue reading “When It Doesn’t Add Up”

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”

Fear Factor

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46:1-2‬ ‭ Ugh. My apologies to all you snake lovers out there, but double ugh. I just hate them. I mean, think about it. Scales. ForkedContinue reading “Fear Factor”