Get a Whiff of That!

“And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭5‬:‭11‬ ‭ Pee-yew! Yeah. That’s pretty rank. The garbage, I mean. Oh, I’m well aware that garbage in general, by its very definition, is a smelly and revolting mess. But this got my attention, let me tell you. As a rule, when weContinue reading “Get a Whiff of That!”

What Do You Want From Me?

“Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.””‭‭John‬ ‭6‬:‭29‬ ‭ I was cleaning up from a busy day at school with my Littles – setting things straight for another full day of learning ahead on the morrow – when I caught sight of BabyContinue reading “What Do You Want From Me?”

The Tuner

“O Lord, do good to those who are good, whose hearts are in tune with you.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭125‬:‭4‬ ‭ “So what are you doing now?” I asked. Be careful what you ask for. He spoke as he worked. But I don’t think it was English. It was a lot of numbers. And Hertz. Wavelengths, and vibrations,Continue reading “The Tuner”

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”

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!”

Pulling Up Poppies

“‘Should we pull out the weeds?’ they asked. “‘No,’ he replied, ‘you’ll uproot the wheat if you do. Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn.’””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭13:27-30‬ ‭ It wasn’tContinue reading “Pulling Up Poppies”

Risk of Frost

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?”‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:35‬ ‭ The Saskatoons are blooming! Which means, of course, a risk of frost. (If you aren’t familiar withContinue reading “Risk of Frost”

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”

Build a Boat

““Look! I am about to cover the earth with a flood that will destroy every living thing that breathes. Everything on earth will die. But I will confirm my covenant with you. So enter the boat—you and your wife and your sons and their wives.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭6:17-18‬ ‭ Ever had a rough day? The kind thatContinue reading “Build a Boat”