Follow the Yellow Brick Road

“Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found.” Psalms‬ ‭119:35‬ ‭ The scent of pine. Fresh air. A hiking path, winding its way through a boreal forest. Ahhhh. My happy place. I feel – recharged. My senses are heightened. My heart pounds in time to myContinue reading “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”

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!”

Are You Any Fun?

“So Levi got up, left everything, and followed him.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭5:28‬ ‭ Look at this poppy. Kinda ridiculous, right? You can’t tell me that anyone who would design this beauty doesn’t know how to have fun. Just think about it. Platypuses. Pandas that play on playground structures. Fainting goats. Birds of Paradise, the males of whichContinue reading “Are You Any Fun?”

Faithful in the Little Things

““If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭16:10‬ ‭ This is a daylily. Isn’t she lovely? She’s a showstopper for real. But here’s the thing. She’s only going to live for one day.Continue reading “Faithful in the Little Things”

The Poser

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ Behold, the poser. A lily that is trying its darnedest to be aContinue reading “The Poser”

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”

The Rental

“Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭3:3-4‬ ‭ My mister and I were off. The day was cool,Continue reading “The Rental”

How High Can You Count?

“Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭116:7‬ ‭ One of the skills we check in early education is rote counting. ‘How high can you count?’ Littles are always eager to show off how many numbers they know – and in the process, they also demonstrate theirContinue reading “How High Can You Count?”

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”