The Waiting Game

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭62:5‬ ‭ ‘Waiting is not easy…’, says one of my littles quite often. He’s referencing the title of a Mo Willems book that my class particularly enjoys in which an elephant named Gerald has to wait all day for hisContinue reading “The Waiting Game”

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…)”

Spiritual Fences

“You set the boundaries of the earth, and you made both summer and winter.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭74:17‬ ‭ Fence building is a serious business. Billions of dollars are spent annually to keep pets in, and salesmen out. Fair enough. Fences are designed to keep the wanted stuff in and unwanted stuff out. But a really good fenceContinue reading “Spiritual Fences”

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”

For Shame!

“May I be blameless in keeping your decrees; then I will never be ashamed.” Psalms‬ ‭119:80‬ ‭ I could feel it. The embarrassment, I mean. My cheeks were hot with it. I know I had that sheepish look in my face – you know the one. Baaaaa… On Monday mornings, each class at our schoolContinue reading “For Shame!”

Quite the Mess

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭ Oh. My. This is quite the mess. I don’t generally go in for things like that, but if I didn’t know any better, I’d say myContinue reading “Quite the Mess”

Unseen

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭ So – its a bit disappointing, really. I mean, all those gorgeous leaves. A week ago, they were drop dead stunning. The trees wereContinue reading “Unseen”

A Little Hand Holding

“Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand.” Psalms‬ ‭73:23‬ ‭ “Just put them down, honey. Let’s go home”. I held my hand out, expectant. Toddler despair registered in eyes as blue as his daddy’s. Chubby hands desperately gripped their rocky cargo even as several stones slipped and fell, prized specimens scatteringContinue reading “A Little Hand Holding”

Drop It!

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” I Peter 5:7 Ah, but those trees are wise – and it’s a wisdom from the ages, a theme written from the beginning of time. They slept all the way through the winter, recharging their energy banks and storing up great gobs of goodnessContinue reading “Drop It!”