A Silly Wood Frog

““O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭13:34‬ ‭ Look who’s awake!! I know. I was surprised, too. I heard it rustling about in theContinue reading “A Silly Wood Frog”

A Saskatchewan Spring

“…May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:21‬ ‭ Ah, the transformation! The bitter cold of winter, the north winds, the frosted windshields and icy roads giving way at last to sunshine, birds, and bees!Continue reading “A Saskatchewan Spring”

The Pit of Despair

“He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭40:2‬ ‭ It’s that time of year. We have descended, not into madness, but into something far, far worse. Mud. Squelchy, squishy, liquid mess, compoundedContinue reading “The Pit of Despair”

The Grouchy Giver

“You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.””‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:7‬ ‭ Fresh bread steaming. A nutritious meal in the slow cooker. Salad prepped. Pie in the oven. Time to pack up and get out theContinue reading “The Grouchy Giver”

The Great I Spy

“Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!”‭‭Psalm‬ ‭34:3‬ ‭ Who doesn’t love a magnifying glass? I mean, they’re fun, right? They make you feel like Sherlock Holmes looking for clues. They help you see things better by bringing them in closer. Indeed, they make things look bigger. They makeContinue reading “The Great I Spy”

I, Ambassador

“And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ Ambassador. It’s a bit of a foreign concept. (Pardon the pun.) For most of us, the closest we get to ambassadors is an assassination plot in a movie. Our first-handContinue reading “I, Ambassador”

Let Me Count the Ways

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ Admirable. As in, something to admire. Something worth looking at. Something that has earned our respect, likeContinue reading “Let Me Count the Ways”

Are You Right in the Head?

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ Third on the thinking list is right. Right. Reminds me of marking tests. Let’s say for theContinue reading “Are You Right in the Head?”

True

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ True. You know. As opposed to untrue. I don’t know about you, but my thoughts can –Continue reading “True”

Craving Connection

“The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the Lord will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭22:26‬ ‭ “Do you love me?” *pained expression* Strong hands, stained with eloquent evidence of the oil change currently in progress, pause momentarily. “Yes, I love you.” Blue eyes seek mine, intent, thenContinue reading “Craving Connection”