When You Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭4:10‬ ‭ You gotta feel bad for this beaver. I mean, he really bit off more than he could chew. This tree is a mature one – I couldn’t reach around it.Continue reading “When You Bite Off More Than You Can Chew”

The Gratitude Project

“But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.””‭‭Psalms‬ ‭50:23‬ ‭ The air is cool but the sun is warm – warm on my shoulders, warm in my face. I pause. A dragonfly pauses too in search of lunch,Continue reading “The Gratitude Project”

The Finest Gold

“Truly, I love your commands more than gold, even the finest gold.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:127‬ ‭ This ash tree is really putting on a show. She is dressed in gold – the very finest. Crimson ivy, a stone path, autumn sunshine, a pole fence, and you have a picture-perfect photo opp. It’s one of my very favouriteContinue reading “The Finest Gold”

A Grace Filled Fall

“When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:14-15‬ ‭ Ever trip on nothing? Catch an edge of your shoe on perfectly flat ground? Had your ankle suddenly give out on you and toss you into the bushes?Continue reading “A Grace Filled Fall”

‘Tis the Season

“For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:36‬ ‭ ‘Tis the season. Glory season. Everything is being upgraded. Green turns gold. Brown turns crimson. Bushes get bronzed, stalks fade yellow, ivies blush salmon pink. It’s stunning. My garden, joyful inContinue reading “‘Tis the Season”

Any and Every Excuse

“This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭118:24‬ ‭ Ever witnessed pure joy? I did. Yesterday, as a matter of fact. One of my littles was bent over his desk, labouring over his printing book. It was intense. It was consuming. I took note, and thenContinue reading “Any and Every Excuse”

Time to Transplant

“For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭92:13‬ ‭ Grab a spade. It’s transplanting season! While spring is the best time to do a lot of the planting phase in these parts, fall is a great time to transplant. That’s when you move one plantContinue reading “Time to Transplant”

The Lesson of the Long Haul

“They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭126:6‬ ‭ It’s time. Fall bulbs are showing up in the stores. There are online catalogs aplenty. With fall weather comes fall planting season. Fall planting is fun – but not nearly as exciting as spring planting.Continue reading “The Lesson of the Long Haul”

Hope is a Dog on the Trail

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭62:5‬ ‭ Here is a picture of hope, if you will. One dog, waiting patiently on the walking trail. She waits quietly. Expectantly. She knows the joys of discovering new smells and scent trails and potential critters to chase. SheContinue reading “Hope is a Dog on the Trail”

In Search of Wolf’s Milk

“If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.”‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:13‬ Funny, how you often find exactly what you are looking for. Take wolf’s milk, for example. See those funny looking grey pustules in the photo? Those are the fruiting bodies of a slime mould named ‘Wolf’s Milk’. I didn’t know it existed before yesterday,Continue reading “In Search of Wolf’s Milk”