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”

Any and Every Excuse

“This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭118:24‬ ‭ Ever witnessed pure joy? I did. Yesterday, as a matter of fact. One of my littles was bent over his desk, labouring over his printing book. It was intense. It was consuming. I took note, and thenContinue reading “Any and Every Excuse”

Take a Load Off

“Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat.”‭‭Mark‬ ‭6:31‬ ‭ It was great advice. So I took it, of course. It ran as follows: placeContinue reading “Take a Load Off”

Who Knew?

“God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.”‭‭John‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭ Look what I found! (You look puzzled. You don’t know what this is?) Interesting. (That’s okay. I didn’t know what it was either, until I looked it up.) It’s a wee patch of Field Bird’s Nest Fungus! Until yesterday I didn’tContinue reading “Who Knew?”

Because He Can

“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 canning season. Here is my canner, in the dry grass under a tree. Why, you ask? Let me tell you a story… All over the country, folks who like to gatherContinue reading “Because He Can”

Long Live the Crumbs!

“Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting—and conflict.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:1‬ ‭ Ever been in on a good bickering? I have. Awwww-kward! You can feel your toes scrunch up inside your socks. It’s like snaggly fingernails grating down a chalkboard. You don’t know where to look or what to do andContinue reading “Long Live the Crumbs!”

When It Doesn’t Add Up

“Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:5‬ Oooh, you gotta just hate that. Messing up, I mean. You know. When your actions don’t match what you stand for. As in, ‘do what I say, not what I do’. Ugh. How many resolutions have you made – and broken – in your life?Continue reading “When It Doesn’t Add Up”