In Praise of Plans

“Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:91‬ ‭ Plans are good. I’m hatching one now, in fact. I’ve been working on it on and off for several months now. I’m planning a Poets Garden. And one poet I plan to honour is Wordsworth. So I want to plant daffodils!Continue reading “In Praise of Plans”

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”

The Recognition Factor

“After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice.  They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice.” John 10:4,5 It’s distinctive. “Hear that?” I did. I did, indeed. I knew I’d heard it before, too, butContinue reading “The Recognition Factor”

Think Like a Goose

“I was there when he established the heavens, when he drew the horizon on the oceans.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭8:27‬ ‭ It’s go time. For the geese, that is. Millions of geese are on their way south from their nesting grounds in northern Saskatchewan, and a huge proportion of these will fly directly over my yard in theContinue reading “Think Like a Goose”

When It’s Hard to Breathe

“Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭150:6‬ ‭ Forest fires are raging to the east. An east wind brought evidence. It was hard to see very far. It smelled strongly of smoke. And for some, it was hard to breathe. We kept our little inside all day – thereContinue reading “When It’s Hard to Breathe”

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”

The Finest Gold

“Truly, I love your commands more than gold, even the finest gold.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:127‬ ‭ This ash tree is really putting on a show. She is dressed in gold – the very finest. Crimson ivy, a stone path, autumn sunshine, a pole fence, and you have a picture-perfect photo opp. It’s one of my very favouriteContinue reading “The Finest Gold”

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”

For the Love of Colour

“They made pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and attached them to the hem of the robe.”‭‭Exodus‬ ‭39:24‬ ‭ Gardens are all about colour. From the moment the first tender green sprout appears to the moment frost kills the last sprig, colour reigns supreme. Yellow daffodils. Red roses. Pink petunias. Purple and blue delphiniums,Continue reading “For the Love of Colour”

A Watercolour Sky

“When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place— what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭8:3-4‬ ‭ We took advantage of the warm evening. Down to the ‘dugout’ weContinue reading “A Watercolour Sky”