How High Can You Count?

“Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭116:7‬ ‭ One of the skills we check in early education is rote counting. ‘How high can you count?’ Littles are always eager to show off how many numbers they know – and in the process, they also demonstrate theirContinue reading “How High Can You Count?”

In Blows the Blizzard

““He directs the snow to fall on the earth and tells the rain to pour down.”‭‭Job‬ ‭37:6‬ ‭ I’ve double checked and triple checked the forecast. It still says snow. And lots of it. Enough to qualify for a winter storm warning from Environment Canada. High winds and plenty of the white stuff mean lowContinue reading “In Blows the Blizzard”

He Must Sure Love You a Lot!

“Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:17‬ ‭ “Whoa.” She stopped in mid flow, a frozen animation little who under regular circumstances is not still very often or forContinue reading “He Must Sure Love You a Lot!”

Keeping up with the Joneses (and the Smiths, and the Jacksons, and the Neufelds…)

“Then I observed that most people are motivated to success because they envy their neighbors. But this, too, is meaningless—like chasing the wind.”‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭ Green. As in, the colour of that neighbour’s grass. Also the colour of your complexion as you eye said grass. Or fence. Or landscaping. Or driveway. Then there’s the newContinue reading “Keeping up with the Joneses (and the Smiths, and the Jacksons, and the Neufelds…)”

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”

You Are in the Will

“I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:18‬ The dreaded will. Most of us need to write one – it makes things a lot easier on those whoContinue reading “You Are in the Will”

When You’ve Got Mice in the Camper

“and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:4‬ ‭ Ugh. On the plus side, the traps have been very effective. On the negative side, there’s some damage control needed on aisle three… And it reminds me –Continue reading “When You’ve Got Mice in the Camper”

Plan B

“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭ I really, really wanted a baked potato with my pork chops. Not usually a challenge of epic proportions, you say? It is if you are camping and forgot the foil. It took a fewContinue reading “Plan B”

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”