Coat of Many Colours

“As the light approaches, the earth takes shape like clay pressed beneath a seal; it is robed in brilliant colors.”‭‭Job‬ ‭38:14‬ ‭ Meet Joseph. He’s a ninebark shrub. Do you like his coat? Yeah. Me, too. I love the colours he sports this time of year – he’s pretty at any time during the growingContinue reading “Coat of Many Colours”

Filled to the Brim

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭136:1‬ ‭ I’m full, y’all. I mean it. Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies and pumpkin pie – I’m what we in the feasting business call ‘stuffed’. My refrigerator is full of yummy food – and my heart isContinue reading “Filled to the Brim”

Speechless

“Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:15‬ ‭ If you know me very well, you know I learn by talking. Which is a fancy way of saying I usually have something to say. (Okay. I’ll admit it. I can be a bit of a motor-mouth.) But I had a moment todayContinue reading “Speechless”

Near

“We thank you, O God! We give thanks because you are near. People everywhere tell of your wonderful deeds.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭75:1‬ ‭ It’s dark. My eyes are struggling to make sense of my surroundings. I feel like I can’t tell where my feet are. It’s disorienting. I reach for my phone. “You don’t need your flashlight,”Continue reading “Near”

Golden Gifts

“From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.”‭‭John‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭ This is one of our fire pits on our wee acreage. It’s a great spot from which to enjoy a sunset, with a view over the calm water of our dugout. This time of year, when the evening light hits itContinue reading “Golden Gifts”

When It’s Hard to Breathe

“Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭150:6‬ ‭ Forest fires are raging to the east. An east wind brought evidence. It was hard to see very far. It smelled strongly of smoke. And for some, it was hard to breathe. We kept our little inside all day – thereContinue reading “When It’s Hard to Breathe”

That Really Stinks!

“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 almost Thanksgiving! Which means decorating the church. Which means bringing out the tubs of beautiful fall decor I have collected over the years. Which means opening the lids of the containers.Continue reading “That Really Stinks!”

Never Stop

“Never stop praying.”‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭ I love being out in my garden. I love it all – the watering. The planting. The trimming. The pride in producing high quality food, or beautiful blossoms. Even the weeding. (Odd, I know.) But as much as I love gardening, there is a limit. I mean, a gal’sContinue reading “Never Stop”

The Gratitude Project

“But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.””‭‭Psalms‬ ‭50:23‬ ‭ The air is cool but the sun is warm – warm on my shoulders, warm in my face. I pause. A dragonfly pauses too in search of lunch,Continue reading “The Gratitude Project”

‘Tis the Season

“For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:36‬ ‭ ‘Tis the season. Glory season. Everything is being upgraded. Green turns gold. Brown turns crimson. Bushes get bronzed, stalks fade yellow, ivies blush salmon pink. It’s stunning. My garden, joyful inContinue reading “‘Tis the Season”