Propagation Season

“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭73:26‬ ‭ Succulents are the new garden rage. There are classes on how to pot them. Seminars on how to care for them. A whole line of pots and containers designed to holdContinue reading “Propagation Season”

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”

I Know Who Wins

“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:7-9‬ ‭ Fourth Winter! You can’t make this stuff up. We are under another snowfallContinue reading “I Know Who Wins”

Picture of Pretty Perseverance

“For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭ Aren’t these crocuses breathtaking? You’d never know that they are defying a lot of odds in order to look this good. Prairie crocuses are among the very first plants to grow in these parts. In fact, theyContinue reading “Picture of Pretty Perseverance”

Poo Pruning Day

“If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one hand than to go into the unquenchable fires of hell with two hands.”‭‭Mark‬ ‭9:43‬ ‭ Today is the day. It’s been coming on for months. See that ugly black stuff that looks like excrement on myContinue reading “Poo Pruning Day”

A Silly Wood Frog

““O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭13:34‬ ‭ Look who’s awake!! I know. I was surprised, too. I heard it rustling about in theContinue reading “A Silly Wood Frog”

Germination Blues

“Then God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And that is what happened.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:11‬ ‭ Seeds were made to grow. Seriously, they were designed to germinate. But mine aren’tContinue reading “Germination Blues”

Something Rotten in the State of Saskatchewan

“For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:10‬ ‭ See that? All you who live in warmer climes and dream of snow – flakes falling like magical unicorn fluff from a starry heaven while carollers revel and handsome fellasContinue reading “Something Rotten in the State of Saskatchewan”

Winds of Change

“Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:24‬ ‭ That wind is a-whistling tonight. And my words of earlier this afternoon are a-whistling with them. In my profound wisdom, I told my littles that spring and winter were in aContinue reading “Winds of Change”

When Third Winter Has You By the Throat

“Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God! Now I am deeply discouraged, but I will remember you…”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭42:5-6‬ ‭ Even those familiar with Third Winter can’t help but be frosted by it. Seriously. The sunContinue reading “When Third Winter Has You By the Throat”