Think Like a Goose

“I was there when he established the heavens, when he drew the horizon on the oceans.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭8:27‬ ‭ It’s go time. For the geese, that is. Millions of geese are on their way south from their nesting grounds in northern Saskatchewan, and a huge proportion of these will fly directly over my yard in theContinue reading “Think Like a Goose”

When You Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭4:10‬ ‭ You gotta feel bad for this beaver. I mean, he really bit off more than he could chew. This tree is a mature one – I couldn’t reach around it.Continue reading “When You Bite Off More Than You Can Chew”

Take a Load Off

“Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat.”‭‭Mark‬ ‭6:31‬ ‭ It was great advice. So I took it, of course. It ran as follows: placeContinue reading “Take a Load Off”

The Warning

“They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭19:11‬ ‭ Isn’t it cool? This pictograph, I mean. Our guide wasn’t sure how old they were. It’s one of many on the Churchill River system in northern Saskatchewan. They are drawings by indigenous peoples from long ago in redContinue reading “The Warning”

My Little Angry Friend

“Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people…”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:24‬ I met someone new. Light build, kinda cute, a little on the hairy side. And whoooeee, was he angry. Which is really, really odd. I mean, I’ve met thousands of bees. There are more than a dozen species active in my garden, and in 30Continue reading “My Little Angry Friend”

The Grouchy Giver

“You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.””‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:7‬ ‭ Fresh bread steaming. A nutritious meal in the slow cooker. Salad prepped. Pie in the oven. Time to pack up and get out theContinue reading “The Grouchy Giver”

Kneeling on Blueberries (AKA, “Doing Your Own Laundry”)

““Give the following instructions to the people of Israel: If any of the people—men or women—betray the Lord by doing wrong to another person, they are guilty. They must confess their sin and make full restitution for what they have done, adding an additional 20 percent and returning it to the person who was wronged.”‭‭Numbers‬Continue reading “Kneeling on Blueberries (AKA, “Doing Your Own Laundry”)”

Limited Capacity

““ Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭39:4‬ ‭ I have always been ‘capacity disabled’, but this was a little ridiculous. Even for me. I was trying to save time by pouring fresh tomato sauce from a roasterContinue reading “Limited Capacity”

Spiritual Fences

“You set the boundaries of the earth, and you made both summer and winter.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭74:17‬ ‭ Fence building is a serious business. Billions of dollars are spent annually to keep pets in, and salesmen out. Fair enough. Fences are designed to keep the wanted stuff in and unwanted stuff out. But a really good fenceContinue reading “Spiritual Fences”

Real Estate Development

“By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭24:3-4‬ ‭ Wisdom. Makes you think of owls with spectacles, right? But wisdom is a lot more than feathers and fowl. Wisdom is “the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment;Continue reading “Real Estate Development”