Poking Through

“It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭3:7‬ ‭ Perennials are poking through! After their long winter nap, my old friends are waking up and starting to stretch their arms out of the dirt and shake off their funeral clothes!Continue reading “Poking Through”

Where Rain Comes From

“Ask the Lord for rain in the spring, for he makes the storm clouds. And he will send showers of rain so every field becomes a lush pasture.”‭‭Zechariah‬ ‭10:1‬ ‭ It rained! Seriously! It rains every spring, you may be thinking. No biggie. It’s just water. But – last spring it didn’t rain. Hardly rainedContinue reading “Where Rain Comes From”

Seeing Swans

“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭ I almost missed it. I was driving at the time, so my eyes were on the road. (A good thing, I’m sure you’ll agree.) So there I was, minding my own business, when I happenedContinue reading “Seeing Swans”

Back to Life

“The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive?”‭‭Luke‬ ‭24:5‬ ‭ It’s finally happened. The annual spring sing-a-thon. It only happens, you see, when the frogs come back to life. Okay, so they weren’t technically dead.Continue reading “Back to Life”

Build a Boat

““Look! I am about to cover the earth with a flood that will destroy every living thing that breathes. Everything on earth will die. But I will confirm my covenant with you. So enter the boat—you and your wife and your sons and their wives.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭6:17-18‬ ‭ Ever had a rough day? The kind thatContinue reading “Build a Boat”

Where There’s Growth, There’s Life

“If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:32‬ ‭ These wee tulips are just in the possibility stage. I mean, there aren’t fully formed leaves yet. No blossoms. Not even buds where blooms could show up. Yet, I’m extremely happy to see them! YouContinue reading “Where There’s Growth, There’s Life”

Where There’s Growth, There’s Life

“If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:32‬ ‭ These wee tulips are just in the possibility stage. I mean, there aren’t fully formed leaves yet. No blossoms. Not even buds where blooms could show up. Yet, I’m extremely happy to see them! YouContinue reading “Where There’s Growth, There’s Life”

Odd Man Out

“Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:7‬ ‭ It was – definitely odd. A flock of ducks on a slough. (Well, that part isn’t odd. It’s spring migration, and we in these parts see millions of birds as they pass through in their wayContinue reading “Odd Man Out”

The Boat Bath (AKA ‘Oh We of Little Faith’)

“Jesus knew what they were saying, so he said, “You have so little faith! Why are you arguing with each other about having no bread?”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭16:8‬ ‭ See that? It’s our dugout. It’s the reason our boat took a bath and needed – er, a gentle rescue. The whole thing was pretty unexpected, given theContinue reading “The Boat Bath (AKA ‘Oh We of Little Faith’)”

Slow Going

“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.”‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭3:9‬ Okay. Seriously. We’ve waited through another tough, long winter, and we want Spring. We really, really want Spring. I’mContinue reading “Slow Going”