Feeling the Love

“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭8‬ ‭ The heavy fog every night lately has done wonders for the view in these parts. Magical feathers of rime frost, built layer upon layer, have turned the landscape into a winter wonderland toContinue reading “Feeling the Love”

Fall Fashion

“Honor and majesty surround him; strength and beauty fill his sanctuary.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭96‬:‭6‬ ‭ It’s fall. You know. Sweaters. Mugs of hot tea and cocoa. Shorter days, cooler nights. Frost. And glorious beauty! It snowed last night and we’ve had heavy enough frosts that all the glory is gone for another year. But my heart needsContinue reading “Fall Fashion”

Reflections

“Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭5‬ ‭ Idyllic. Not many of life’s moments are that, if you haven’t noticed yet. This one was one of those that make you catch your breath because you know you are in the presence of the holy. The wind was negligible. The tamaracks were nearingContinue reading “Reflections”

Change

“He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:21‬ ‭ Change. It’s in the air. It’s in the way the days are shrinking short. It’s in the smell of dust and grain warmed byContinue reading “Change”

Between a Rock and a Cliff

“He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:33‬ ‭ I was pumped. An adventure was ahead. I set off jaunty, steps light, following Hubby along a delightful stream in the Rocky Mountains. I mused happily on the lighting (which was dappled in all the right places), theContinue reading “Between a Rock and a Cliff”

Alive!

“If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.”‭‭Mark‬ ‭8:35‬ It may look like an old dead stick, but you’d be wrong. (Except technically it is an old deadContinue reading “Alive!”

Better, Not Bitter

“The wise are mightier than the strong, and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭24:5‬ ‭ Check out this tree. Hubby and I recently went canoeing on a local river, and we were soaking up the sun and sounds and sensations when I spotted this oddball. All of the other trees around it wereContinue reading “Better, Not Bitter”

Dirty Little Secrets

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:31‬ Disgusting. I was checking on my plant babies after a gentle rain this evening when I spotted an anomaly – two large leaves all curled up. Curious, I tugged gently on the leaf nearest toContinue reading “Dirty Little Secrets”

How Unexpected

“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:11‬ ‭ The lady slippers are out! To the discerning eye, the ditches in these parts are dotted with yellow thisContinue reading “How Unexpected”

Poking Through

“It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭3:7‬ ‭ Perennials are poking through! After their long winter nap, my old friends are waking up and starting to stretch their arms out of the dirt and shake off their funeral clothes!Continue reading “Poking Through”