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”

Hibernation Mode

“Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:18‬ ‭ My wee reading group read a book today about a bear who had a hard time waking up after a long winter nap. In the story, all the lovely signs of spring – the sunshine, the scent of flowers, the buzz ofContinue reading “Hibernation Mode”

Propagation Season

“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭73:26‬ ‭ Succulents are the new garden rage. There are classes on how to pot them. Seminars on how to care for them. A whole line of pots and containers designed to holdContinue reading “Propagation Season”

A Saskatchewan Spring

“…May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:21‬ ‭ Ah, the transformation! The bitter cold of winter, the north winds, the frosted windshields and icy roads giving way at last to sunshine, birds, and bees!Continue reading “A Saskatchewan Spring”

The Spiral Curriculum

“Keep all my decrees by putting them into practice, for I am the Lord who makes you holy.”‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭20:8‬ Working with littles has taught me so much. For one: learning is never over. Even when you think you’ve nailed it. Take classroom rules, for example. We spend the greater part of September and October slowly,Continue reading “The Spiral Curriculum”

The People of the Not Yet

“That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.””‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭ This is my garden today. It’s not exactly – er, ‘garden-y’. No peas and carrots. No corn or squash. No flowers.Continue reading “The People of the Not Yet”

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”