Cup of Blessing

“Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭16:5‬ ‭ See my cup of blessing? (Well, technically it is a peony, but I’m sure you will humour me a little.) I wrote about this beauty a few weeks ago. I shared how amazingly fast this plant growsContinue reading “Cup of Blessing”

How Unexpected

“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:11‬ ‭ The lady slippers are out! To the discerning eye, the ditches in these parts are dotted with yellow thisContinue reading “How Unexpected”

Stay Under Cover

“But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭5:11‬ ‭ My double flowering almond is really outdoing itself this spring. It’s positively smothered with pink blossoms. (Well, on that one branch, itContinue reading “Stay Under Cover”

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”

Where There’s Growth, There’s Life

“If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:32‬ ‭ These wee tulips are just in the possibility stage. I mean, there aren’t fully formed leaves yet. No blossoms. Not even buds where blooms could show up. Yet, I’m extremely happy to see them! YouContinue reading “Where There’s Growth, There’s Life”

Where There’s Growth, There’s Life

“If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:32‬ ‭ These wee tulips are just in the possibility stage. I mean, there aren’t fully formed leaves yet. No blossoms. Not even buds where blooms could show up. Yet, I’m extremely happy to see them! YouContinue reading “Where There’s Growth, There’s Life”

The Boat Bath (AKA ‘Oh We of Little Faith’)

“Jesus knew what they were saying, so he said, “You have so little faith! Why are you arguing with each other about having no bread?”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭16:8‬ ‭ See that? It’s our dugout. It’s the reason our boat took a bath and needed – er, a gentle rescue. The whole thing was pretty unexpected, given theContinue reading “The Boat Bath (AKA ‘Oh We of Little Faith’)”

Slow Going

“The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.”‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭3:9‬ Okay. Seriously. We’ve waited through another tough, long winter, and we want Spring. We really, really want Spring. I’mContinue reading “Slow Going”

Breaking the Ice

“There he told them, “Pray that you will not give in to temptation.””‭‭Luke‬ ‭22:40‬ ‭ It’s just so tempting. Cracking the ice on the puddles, I mean. This time of year, nightly frosts bring mornings replete with a lovely assortment of puddles covered with ice. Some crackles. Some snaps. Some is brittle and lacy. SomeContinue reading “Breaking the Ice”

Experience Wanted

“May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:19‬ ‭ You’re ready. Almost. Your name is called. Nerves are a factor, but you’ve been preparing for this. Your speech isContinue reading “Experience Wanted”