It’s All in the Attitude

“Give thanks to the God of heaven. His faithful love endures forever.” Psalms‬ ‭136:26‬ ‭ I couldn’t help it. I giggled. Out loud. (You would have, too. Don’t judge me.) I was showing my littles the schedule for the day. I had announced our PE class, and was moving on to the other planned activities.Continue reading “It’s All in the Attitude”

For Shame!

“May I be blameless in keeping your decrees; then I will never be ashamed.” Psalms‬ ‭119:80‬ ‭ I could feel it. The embarrassment, I mean. My cheeks were hot with it. I know I had that sheepish look in my face – you know the one. Baaaaa… On Monday mornings, each class at our schoolContinue reading “For Shame!”

What Kind of Smell Are You Leaving Behind?

“Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.” Ephesians‬ ‭5:2‬ ‭ Right from the get-go, I need to be upfront. My analogy today is – well, to be honest, it stinks. You might even say it’sContinue reading “What Kind of Smell Are You Leaving Behind?”

Quite the Mess

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭ Oh. My. This is quite the mess. I don’t generally go in for things like that, but if I didn’t know any better, I’d say myContinue reading “Quite the Mess”

A Whole New Way to Bank

““My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,” John‬ ‭17:20‬ ‭ Those vaults, though. Deep. Dark. Secret. Locked tight, these – complex sugars created back in early summer when the leaves were bright with promise have been gradually deposited into the plant’s bankContinue reading “A Whole New Way to Bank”

Unseen

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭ So – its a bit disappointing, really. I mean, all those gorgeous leaves. A week ago, they were drop dead stunning. The trees wereContinue reading “Unseen”

Drop It!

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” I Peter 5:7 Ah, but those trees are wise – and it’s a wisdom from the ages, a theme written from the beginning of time. They slept all the way through the winter, recharging their energy banks and storing up great gobs of goodnessContinue reading “Drop It!”

Dressed for Success

“Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:10‬ ‭ Ever dressed for success? Maybe you had an important job interview. Maybe you wanted to impress your boyfriend’s family. Your first day in a new job, a blind date, a special occasion – anyContinue reading “Dressed for Success”

The Snooze Button

“On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:2-3‬ ‭ The picture of God in a hammock with a cold drinkContinue reading “The Snooze Button”

It’s About Time

“Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:14‬ ‭ Have you ever wished there were more than 24 hours in a day? I know I have. How silly, really. More hours in the day wouldContinue reading “It’s About Time”