Light Eaters

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”‭‭John‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭ “Everyone hold onto the rail please. I’m going to turn off the lights. You’ve never seen darkness like this in your life – it’s important that you be grounded and safe while the lights are off. Ready?” And – yep.Continue reading “Light Eaters”

The Lord Will be My Light

“Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.”‭‭Micah‬ ‭7:8‬ ‭ It’s dark. So dark. And we haven’t even gotten to our darkest day yet. That day is several weeks in the future. Every twenty-four hour period untilContinue reading “The Lord Will be My Light”

Visibility Issues

“For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭36:9‬ ‭ It’s a wild one. The snow is not falling – it is being driven. A wild thing, it moans around the corners of the house, begging to come in and find rest from the incessant and blustery wind. This onContinue reading “Visibility Issues”

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”

Fear Factor

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46:1-2‬ ‭ Ugh. My apologies to all you snake lovers out there, but double ugh. I just hate them. I mean, think about it. Scales. ForkedContinue reading “Fear Factor”

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”

You Gotta Stay Put

“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:1‬ ‭ Do you like your roof? I bet you do. How about walls? Doors and windows? Insulation? Those are my favourites. That North wind is trying to remind the mild weather we’ve enjoyed lately thatContinue reading “You Gotta Stay Put”

Fill the Tank

“Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime.”‭‭John‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭ Oh, oh. *light blinks* Empty. Drat. I forgot to fill up with gas before I headed home from work yesterday, and today I’m heading out dangerously close to empty. I wonder how far I canContinue reading “Fill the Tank”

Chosen

“You didn’t choose me. I chose you…”‭‭John‬ ‭15:16‬a It was a long time ago, but I still remember. I remember how it feels to be the last one chosen. A ball player I am not. Never have been. And my peers knew it. A spelling bee, a history quiz, a word game, a spot ofContinue reading “Chosen”

When You Hit a Foggy Patch

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” John‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭ Last night, thick fog rolled in. Clouds kissing the very ground – how romantic! During the winter where I live, the phenomenon of fog produces something magical. Hoarfrost! It’s like a lacy combo of cotton candy and feathers –Continue reading “When You Hit a Foggy Patch”