Don’t Forget

“Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭103:2‬ ‭ Do you ever make lists?? I do. Not that they help much. See, this is me. Well, an image of my memory. You may notice that – well, chunks are missing. Big chunks. EvenContinue reading “Don’t Forget”

Fear Factor

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46:1-2‬ ‭ Ugh. My apologies to all you snake lovers out there, but double ugh. I just hate them. I mean, think about it. Scales. ForkedContinue reading “Fear Factor”

Hibernation Mode

“Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:18‬ ‭ My wee reading group read a book today about a bear who had a hard time waking up after a long winter nap. In the story, all the lovely signs of spring – the sunshine, the scent of flowers, the buzz ofContinue reading “Hibernation Mode”

The Recognition Factor

“O nations of the world, recognize the Lord; recognize that the Lord is glorious and strong.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭96:7‬ ‭ I was talking to a parent of one of my littles yesterday and we recognized a wild reality. Because I’ve only ever seen her in a mask, and she me, we didn’t think we’d be able toContinue reading “The Recognition Factor”

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”