A Whole New Way to Garden

“And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.”‭‭James‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭ Seeds are fascinating. No really. They are. They come in all shapes and sizes – some are sticky. Some are spiky. Others are minuscule, while still others are lumpy or ridged or equipped with wings. Some areContinue reading “A Whole New Way to Garden”

A Full Time Job

“Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:14‬ ‭ It’s a full time job. Living in peace, I mean. Let’s get brutally honest for a moment, shall we? People are – well, so very human. We messContinue reading “A Full Time Job”

Building Up the Muscles

“May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.”‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭ I want to start weight lifting. I thought I’d begin this week with 100 pounds, and then enter the Canadian Invitational meet this February in Montreal. Did I get you,Continue reading “Building Up the Muscles”

Fresh Fruit

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭ Mmmmm. Doesn’t this tray of fruit make your mouth water? Juicy. Flavourful. Packed with fibre and vitamins and minerals and natural sugars, fruit isContinue reading “Fresh Fruit”

Firmly Fixed

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭ “This seems a good spot. Let’s try here,” Hubby declared. The fishing commenced. (He fished. I read.) But something seemed amiss. “Are we drifting?” I asked, taking a quick look around. “Can’t be. I droppedContinue reading “Firmly Fixed”

Let It Rule

“And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭ Melinda and Edward have been having a tiff. The siblings who are heirs to Canada’s largest telecommunications company are duking it out for controlContinue reading “Let It Rule”

At All Times

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.”‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭ “That one is pretty dark,” I remarked. He hardly looked up. “No, really. There are a lot of clouds now. I think we should get going, don’t you?”Continue reading “At All Times”

Peacemakers

“God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:9‬ ‭ I’m sure you’ve had the chance to observe human nature, whether from afar or a-close. Ahem. Sorry. I couldn’t resist. Anyway, I’m sure you’ve noticed something about peace. Like, that it’s rather unnatural. Think about it. IContinue reading “Peacemakers”

What it Isn’t

““I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”‭‭John‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭ A new year is upon us – and I don’t know about you, but I’d sure like it to be – peaceful. You know.Continue reading “What it Isn’t”