A Little Sheepish

“That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:8‬ ‭ If asked to think of a majestic creature – a strong, capable, or otherwise impressive animal – would your mind leap to a sheep? No? Yeah. I get it. I mean, sheep are – sheepish. Am I right?Continue reading “A Little Sheepish”

Aroma

“Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:2‬ That smell though. I mean, seriously. So. Good. Somehow the aroma of a specialty coffee is half of the fun and experience. Right? It just adds soContinue reading “Aroma”

Sparkling White

““Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭1:18‬ ‭ If you’ve never seen a Saskatchewan frost, you haven’t seen white. Not really. It almost hurts, thatContinue reading “Sparkling White”

When the Snow Piles Up

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭50:20‬ ‭ Oh. My. That storm that blew in? It left something behind. Snow! Lots of it. Hubby is still out there, pushing and blowing and clearing allContinue reading “When the Snow Piles Up”

Mirrors are Meant to be Looked At

“For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:23‬ ‭ She was so friendly! The lady at the door, I mean. She smiled wide. She was animated. She was attentive. Every possible social cue I was picking up on was pointing in theContinue reading “Mirrors are Meant to be Looked At”

Royally Soaked

“So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭ Waterfalls are pretty remarkable. I mean, some are massive. It’s hard to even imagine adding up all of the gallons that must be streaming off the top of that cliff day in, dayContinue reading “Royally Soaked”

Faithful

“If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.”‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭ November. It has just arrived, like clockwork. Autumn with its shortened day length, dramatic foliage, and cooler temperatures, makes way for yet another change in the seasonal calendar – winter. Soon, daytime temperatures will fall below the freezingContinue reading “Faithful”

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”