Heat Stroke

“But you are a tower of refuge to the poor, O Lord, a tower of refuge to the needy in distress. You are a refuge from the storm and a shelter from the heat…”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭25:4‬ ‭ I’m drippy. Like, really soaked. I’m not in a pool. I’m not at a beach. I’m working on myContinue reading “Heat Stroke”

Pretty Little Thieves

“When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.”‭‭John‬ ‭15:8‬ ‭ Ah, strawberries. There’s nothing like walking out to the garden and picking a pailful of juicy, sun warmed berries and literally enjoying the fruits of my labour. It’s one of the lovely perks of having aContinue reading “Pretty Little Thieves”

Long Live the Crumbs!

“Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting—and conflict.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:1‬ ‭ Ever been in on a good bickering? I have. Awwww-kward! You can feel your toes scrunch up inside your socks. It’s like snaggly fingernails grating down a chalkboard. You don’t know where to look or what to do andContinue reading “Long Live the Crumbs!”

Double Trouble

“The Lord detests double standards; he is not pleased by dishonest scales.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭20:23‬ ‭ Have you been getting them too? Crank calls, I mean. The kind that pop up using a familiar area code, but are really from some call centre on the other side of the globe trying to wheedle some data out ofContinue reading “Double Trouble”

With a Big Smile

“A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:30‬ ‭ You gotta love kids and their zest for life. I mean, who else would cheer when they see a bug? Fist bump when they reach a higher bar on the playground for the first time? Shriek with joy whenContinue reading “With a Big Smile”

With Eyes Wide Open

“Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:18‬ ‭ Ever miss something? Like, really miss it? Little: “Where? I don’t see it!“ Me: “There!” *points* Little: “Where?” *looks in completely the wrong direction* Me: “Look where I’m pointing. Do you see it now?” *points with more animation* Little: “No! I can’tContinue reading “With Eyes Wide Open”

When It Doesn’t Add Up

“Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:5‬ Oooh, you gotta just hate that. Messing up, I mean. You know. When your actions don’t match what you stand for. As in, ‘do what I say, not what I do’. Ugh. How many resolutions have you made – and broken – in your life?Continue reading “When It Doesn’t Add Up”

It’s a Stamina Issue

“May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ.”‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭ What makes a quality education? How do you develop skills and knowledge in a way which sustains and builds what it takes to succeed? I work withContinue reading “It’s a Stamina Issue”

Just Like Steroids

“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!! And oh, that ground is thirsty… As soon as I knew it was really raining for real, I ran out to my gardenContinue reading “Just Like Steroids”

Be Careful What You Sow

“A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:28‬ ‭ Peculiar. I mean, I had planted four zucchinis. Four identical seeds from the same package, four little identical sprouts, four little robust plants that got set out a few feet apart from each other in the same patch of soil. ButContinue reading “Be Careful What You Sow”