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”

‘Tis the Season

“For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:36‬ ‭ ‘Tis the season. Glory season. Everything is being upgraded. Green turns gold. Brown turns crimson. Bushes get bronzed, stalks fade yellow, ivies blush salmon pink. It’s stunning. My garden, joyful inContinue reading “‘Tis the Season”

What’s Eating You?

“…and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:4‬ ‭ Behold, the glorious Hemipholiota populnea. The what now? I hear your confusion. Let me help you out. The hemipholiota populnea. You know. The mushroomy thingie growing in thisContinue reading “What’s Eating You?”

In Search of Wolf’s Milk

“If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.”‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:13‬ Funny, how you often find exactly what you are looking for. Take wolf’s milk, for example. See those funny looking grey pustules in the photo? Those are the fruiting bodies of a slime mould named ‘Wolf’s Milk’. I didn’t know it existed before yesterday,Continue reading “In Search of Wolf’s Milk”

You Need to Stick Your Toes in the Grass

“Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭23:12‬ ‭ “…and I need to get things labelled, and figure out a new math program, and get calendars and booklets and materials printed when the photocopier isn’t working, and I need to – “ He just looked at me. “Go outside.” I stopped. “IContinue reading “You Need to Stick Your Toes in the Grass”