Stunted?

“Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ That cold weather, though. My baby plantlets – seeded with so much hope, started with so much promise – haven’t grown for several weeks. They are justContinue reading “Stunted?”

The Ultimate Avenger

“For he who avenges murder cares for the helpless. He does not ignore the cries of those who suffer.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭9:12‬ ‭ This verse hit me like a ton of bricks today. Ouch. For some reason, just reading it dredged up the most traumatic experience of my life – and I realized I wasn’t finished grievingContinue reading “The Ultimate Avenger”

Propagation Season

“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭73:26‬ ‭ Succulents are the new garden rage. There are classes on how to pot them. Seminars on how to care for them. A whole line of pots and containers designed to holdContinue reading “Propagation Season”

I Know Who Wins

“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:7-9‬ ‭ Fourth Winter! You can’t make this stuff up. We are under another snowfallContinue reading “I Know Who Wins”

Picture of Pretty Perseverance

“For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭ Aren’t these crocuses breathtaking? You’d never know that they are defying a lot of odds in order to look this good. Prairie crocuses are among the very first plants to grow in these parts. In fact, theyContinue reading “Picture of Pretty Perseverance”

A Silly Wood Frog

““O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭13:34‬ ‭ Look who’s awake!! I know. I was surprised, too. I heard it rustling about in theContinue reading “A Silly Wood Frog”

Germination Blues

“Then God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And that is what happened.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:11‬ ‭ Seeds were made to grow. Seriously, they were designed to germinate. But mine aren’tContinue reading “Germination Blues”

Take a Deep Breath

“Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭150:6‬ ‭ Breathing is an entirely lovely thing. You do it every day. Multiple times per minute, actually – and I bet you never thought twice about it. I did this week. Let me explain. I’m fresh off a nasty sinus cold. YouContinue reading “Take a Deep Breath”

Winds of Change

“Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:24‬ ‭ That wind is a-whistling tonight. And my words of earlier this afternoon are a-whistling with them. In my profound wisdom, I told my littles that spring and winter were in aContinue reading “Winds of Change”

A Saskatchewan Spring

“…May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:21‬ ‭ Ah, the transformation! The bitter cold of winter, the north winds, the frosted windshields and icy roads giving way at last to sunshine, birds, and bees!Continue reading “A Saskatchewan Spring”