Fresh Fruit

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭ Mmmmm. Doesn’t this tray of fruit make your mouth water? Juicy. Flavourful. Packed with fibre and vitamins and minerals and natural sugars, fruit isContinue reading “Fresh Fruit”

Firmly Fixed

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭ “This seems a good spot. Let’s try here,” Hubby declared. The fishing commenced. (He fished. I read.) But something seemed amiss. “Are we drifting?” I asked, taking a quick look around. “Can’t be. I droppedContinue reading “Firmly Fixed”

Let It Rule

“And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭ Melinda and Edward have been having a tiff. The siblings who are heirs to Canada’s largest telecommunications company are duking it out for controlContinue reading “Let It Rule”

At All Times

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.”‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭ “That one is pretty dark,” I remarked. He hardly looked up. “No, really. There are a lot of clouds now. I think we should get going, don’t you?”Continue reading “At All Times”

Peacemakers

“God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:9‬ ‭ I’m sure you’ve had the chance to observe human nature, whether from afar or a-close. Ahem. Sorry. I couldn’t resist. Anyway, I’m sure you’ve noticed something about peace. Like, that it’s rather unnatural. Think about it. IContinue reading “Peacemakers”

Aroma

“Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:2‬ That smell though. I mean, seriously. So. Good. Somehow the aroma of a specialty coffee is half of the fun and experience. Right? It just adds soContinue reading “Aroma”

Live as People of Light

“For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭ She’s looking rather – brilliant, isn’t she? Glowing, one might say. She’s got that something extra, that joie de vie, that sense of being lit from within. It rather makes one’s breathContinue reading “Live as People of Light”

When the Storm Blows In

“When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:25‬ ‭ I can hear it. The wind, I mean. It’s starting to pick up already. By the time you are reading this, the snow will be swirling, creating what we euphemistically call ‘winter driving conditions’. Quote-unquote.Continue reading “When the Storm Blows In”

A Mouthful of Honey

“Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:24‬ ‭ Drat. I’d miscalculated. Again. Sigh. “Sorry, everyone. I’ve run out of papers. Looks like I didn’t copy enough. I just need to pop out and copy more. I’ll be right back.” I turned to leave, paper in hand, whenContinue reading “A Mouthful of Honey”

Mirrors are Meant to be Looked At

“For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:23‬ ‭ She was so friendly! The lady at the door, I mean. She smiled wide. She was animated. She was attentive. Every possible social cue I was picking up on was pointing in theContinue reading “Mirrors are Meant to be Looked At”