‘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”

The Great Coverup

“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ It’s chilly. Frost is in the air. You can feel it. Any day now, we will get our first sharp frost of the season. Tender annuals will get nipped and turn black. Good-bye,Continue reading “The Great Coverup”

It Gets a Little Messy

“Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭14:4‬ ‭ It’s harvest time! All that work, coming to fruition. The planning. The purchasing of materials. The planting. The watering. (Oh, the watering I did this year!) The weeding. And now? The picking. And the work isn’t finishedContinue reading “It Gets a Little Messy”

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

“Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found.” Psalms‬ ‭119:35‬ ‭ The scent of pine. Fresh air. A hiking path, winding its way through a boreal forest. Ahhhh. My happy place. I feel – recharged. My senses are heightened. My heart pounds in time to myContinue reading “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”

It’s All Over. Or Is It?

“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead.” Ephesians‬ ‭2:4-5‬ ‭ That’s it, folks. That frost last night was a real killer. We had a good long run. ThereContinue reading “It’s All Over. Or Is It?”

Planning For Harvest

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭ I invested in my future today. I planted some lilies. I added compost, dug them in nice and deep, and watered them well. They will rootContinue reading “Planning For Harvest”

A Whole New Way to Bank

““My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,” John‬ ‭17:20‬ ‭ Those vaults, though. Deep. Dark. Secret. Locked tight, these – complex sugars created back in early summer when the leaves were bright with promise have been gradually deposited into the plant’s bankContinue reading “A Whole New Way to Bank”

Unseen

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭ So – its a bit disappointing, really. I mean, all those gorgeous leaves. A week ago, they were drop dead stunning. The trees wereContinue reading “Unseen”

A Little Hand Holding

“Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand.” Psalms‬ ‭73:23‬ ‭ “Just put them down, honey. Let’s go home”. I held my hand out, expectant. Toddler despair registered in eyes as blue as his daddy’s. Chubby hands desperately gripped their rocky cargo even as several stones slipped and fell, prized specimens scatteringContinue reading “A Little Hand Holding”

Drop It!

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” I Peter 5:7 Ah, but those trees are wise – and it’s a wisdom from the ages, a theme written from the beginning of time. They slept all the way through the winter, recharging their energy banks and storing up great gobs of goodnessContinue reading “Drop It!”