The Great Coverup

“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ It’s chilly. Frost is in the air. You can feel it. Any day now, we will get our first sharp frost of the season. Tender annuals will get nipped and turn black. Good-bye,Continue reading “The Great Coverup”

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”

It Gets a Little Messy

“Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭14:4‬ ‭ It’s harvest time! All that work, coming to fruition. The planning. The purchasing of materials. The planting. The watering. (Oh, the watering I did this year!) The weeding. And now? The picking. And the work isn’t finishedContinue reading “It Gets a Little Messy”

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”

Seeing Stars

“The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their glory.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:41‬ ‭ I’m seeing stars. Do you see them, too? These lovely sedums are blooming their hearts out right now. I have six different kinds, and eachContinue reading “Seeing Stars”

Take a Load Off

“Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat.”‭‭Mark‬ ‭6:31‬ ‭ It was great advice. So I took it, of course. It ran as follows: placeContinue reading “Take a Load Off”

The Fungus Phenomenon

“So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:13‬ ‭ Odd. Distinctly odd. It’s been terribly dry this summer. I set up a sprinkler to water a patch of grass, to keepContinue reading “The Fungus Phenomenon”

Because He Can

“You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:26‬ ‭ It’s canning season. Here is my canner, in the dry grass under a tree. Why, you ask? Let me tell you a story… All over the country, folks who like to gatherContinue reading “Because He Can”

My Little Angry Friend

“Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people…”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:24‬ I met someone new. Light build, kinda cute, a little on the hairy side. And whoooeee, was he angry. Which is really, really odd. I mean, I’ve met thousands of bees. There are more than a dozen species active in my garden, and in 30Continue reading “My Little Angry Friend”

Picky Eaters

“So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭ Let me introduce you to my new friend. Milkweed, meet the crew. Crew, milkweed. She’s pretty, yes? But more than herContinue reading “Picky Eaters”