The Winter, She Cometh

“You set the boundaries of the earth, and you made both summer and winter.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭74:17‬ ‭ Brrrr. The nights are getting colder. The winds blow from the north. Frost is a daily event. The Winter, she cometh. I don’t like scraping ice from my windshield. I don’t like having to start my vehicle and letContinue reading “The Winter, She Cometh”

Let It Go

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭ It’s the start ofContinue reading “Let It Go”

When You Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭4:10‬ ‭ You gotta feel bad for this beaver. I mean, he really bit off more than he could chew. This tree is a mature one – I couldn’t reach around it.Continue reading “When You Bite Off More Than You Can Chew”

A Grace Filled Fall

“When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:14-15‬ ‭ Ever trip on nothing? Catch an edge of your shoe on perfectly flat ground? Had your ankle suddenly give out on you and toss you into the bushes?Continue reading “A Grace Filled Fall”

Time to Transplant

“For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭92:13‬ ‭ Grab a spade. It’s transplanting season! While spring is the best time to do a lot of the planting phase in these parts, fall is a great time to transplant. That’s when you move one plantContinue reading “Time to Transplant”

You Need to Stick Your Toes in the Grass

“Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭23:12‬ ‭ “…and I need to get things labelled, and figure out a new math program, and get calendars and booklets and materials printed when the photocopier isn’t working, and I need to – “ He just looked at me. “Go outside.” I stopped. “IContinue reading “You Need to Stick Your Toes in the Grass”

A Little Roughed Up

“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭ I bought sandpaper. Okay. So what? I know you’re wondering about the significance of buying sandpaper. Well, it’s the novelty of it. Sandpaper just isn’t something I normally buy. But I haveContinue reading “A Little Roughed Up”

With a Big Smile

“A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:30‬ ‭ You gotta love kids and their zest for life. I mean, who else would cheer when they see a bug? Fist bump when they reach a higher bar on the playground for the first time? Shriek with joy whenContinue reading “With a Big Smile”

The Ultimate Avenger

“For he who avenges murder cares for the helpless. He does not ignore the cries of those who suffer.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭9:12‬ ‭ This verse hit me like a ton of bricks today. Ouch. For some reason, just reading it dredged up the most traumatic experience of my life – and I realized I wasn’t finished grievingContinue reading “The Ultimate Avenger”

It Just Might Bite You in the Backside

“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:15‬ ‭ I’d never seen it before, to be honest. At least, that was my excuse at the time. I noticed the first few orange bumps on a small shrubby plant as I was walking by. Interested, I stoppedContinue reading “It Just Might Bite You in the Backside”