Kneeling on Blueberries (AKA, “Doing Your Own Laundry”)

““Give the following instructions to the people of Israel: If any of the people—men or women—betray the Lord by doing wrong to another person, they are guilty. They must confess their sin and make full restitution for what they have done, adding an additional 20 percent and returning it to the person who was wronged.”‭‭Numbers‬Continue reading “Kneeling on Blueberries (AKA, “Doing Your Own Laundry”)”

The Product of Pain

“There was a man named Jabez who was more honorable than any of his brothers. His mother named him Jabez because his birth had been so painful. He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all thatContinue reading “The Product of Pain”

That’s Some Home Security

“Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭16:5‬ ‭ Locks, bolts, fences, dogs with studded collars and sharp teeth, home security systems. What’s up? Well, we like our ‘stuff’. And our ‘stuff’ gives others the idea that it would be nice to have our stuff withoutContinue reading “That’s Some Home Security”

Planning For Harvest

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭ I invested in my future today. I planted some lilies. I added compost, dug them in nice and deep, and watered them well. They will rootContinue reading “Planning For Harvest”

The Secret Place

“Can anyone hide from me in a secret place? Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?” says the Lord.” Jeremiah‬ ‭23:24‬ ‭ I’m stuck on that contraption. Yesterday, I was introduced to a device that can make a 3-D image of a building, for drafting and design purposes. I’m still thinking aboutContinue reading “The Secret Place”

Keys to the Kingdom

“Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.” Hebrews‬ ‭12:28‬ ‭ It was a little unusual, to be sure. Every door to every classroom, office, cupboard space needed to be unlocked in order for the guys to do theirContinue reading “Keys to the Kingdom”

Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want

“Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.” Psalms‬ ‭50:14‬ ‭ Odd things have been done by all sorts of folks through history to try to impress God. Kneeling in bits of glass. Sleeping on a bed of nails. Depriving the body of food, the mind ofContinue reading “Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want”

One Sweet Ride

“…You lay out the rafters of your home in the rain clouds. You make the clouds your chariot; you ride upon the wings of the wind.” Psalms‬ ‭104:3‬ ‭ A few years ago, my husband had a midlife crisis. And I benefited in some unusual ways. But to properly set up the story, I needContinue reading “One Sweet Ride”

One Sweet Ride

“…You lay out the rafters of your home in the rain clouds. You make the clouds your chariot; you ride upon the wings of the wind.” Psalms‬ ‭104:3‬ ‭ A few years ago, my husband had a midlife crisis. And I benefited in some unusual ways. But to properly set up the story, I needContinue reading “One Sweet Ride”

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”