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”

Sit in the Sun

“Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights— His faithful love endures forever. the sun to rule the day, His faithful love endures forever.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭136:7-8‬ ‭ My plants that need to stay indoors all winter tend to complain by this time of year. They tend to get etoliated, too. They tend to be what-now?Continue reading “Sit in the Sun”

Chasing the Light

“Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭ There’s no grump like a report card grump. Jaw clenched. Eyes on screen. Toes curled with determination. Body rigid. Mind completely consumed with one thought. Get. Finished.Continue reading “Chasing the Light”

On Lamps and Such

“You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:28‬ ‭ I love sunsets. Sunsets through a magical canopy of lacy frost? *contented sigh* The glow of this particular sunset was so dazzling that I stopped and held up my hands in worship. I stared. I snapped photos. I thoughtContinue reading “On Lamps and Such”

Mistress Moon

“God is more glorious than the moon; he shines brighter than the stars.”‭‭Job‬ ‭25:5‬ ‭ A magnificent creation, Mistress Moon. Her movements help us to measure time. Her gravitational pull marks out the tides and influences ocean currents, which in turn produces weather patterns. She illuminates the night sky, enabling the mighty predators of theContinue reading “Mistress Moon”

A Little of Both

“If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.”” Luke‬ ‭11:36‬ ‭ The gifts are unwrapped. The festive food has been consumed. The candles have been burned down. Christmas has come and gone for another year. And ourContinue reading “A Little of Both”

It’s Just So Dark

“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”” John‬ ‭8:12‬ ‭ It’s just so dark. It’s 7 am. So. Dark. I live relatively close to theContinue reading “It’s Just So Dark”

Light it Up!

“He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!””‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:32‬ ‭ Ok. I’ll admit it. I’m a light addict. This time of year, I have an evening ritual – it involves candles, a variety of lighters, battery strings, plug ins, timers – the works. HubbyContinue reading “Light it Up!”

When You Hit a Foggy Patch

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” John‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭ Last night, thick fog rolled in. Clouds kissing the very ground – how romantic! During the winter where I live, the phenomenon of fog produces something magical. Hoarfrost! It’s like a lacy combo of cotton candy and feathers –Continue reading “When You Hit a Foggy Patch”

Turn on the Light!

“For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!” Ephesians‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭ It’s not just the fact that she looks like a thousand white butterflies landed on her stalks – it’s the play of light that sets her apart. She’s highlighted on top,Continue reading “Turn on the Light!”