So the Shame Won’t Stick

“No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25:3‬ ‭ It was – well, sticky. Seriously sticky. The kind of sticky where a paper towel just moves it around and makes the whole thing worse. Even a warm cloth seemedContinue reading “So the Shame Won’t Stick”

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”

Seeing Stars

“The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their glory.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:41‬ ‭ I’m seeing stars. Do you see them, too? These lovely sedums are blooming their hearts out right now. I have six different kinds, and eachContinue reading “Seeing Stars”

Three Cheers for Tired Mamas!

“It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world.”‭‭John‬ ‭16:21‬ Ah, motherhood. It’s just like this verse implies – it started with anguish, and then gets swallowed up with moments of joy.Continue reading “Three Cheers for Tired Mamas!”

Warts and All

“Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭ We all have ‘em. Warts, I mean. (Well, if not physical warts, moral ones for sure.) Not a one of us can stake a reasonably believable claim to perfection in this life. WhichContinue reading “Warts and All”

Nature’s Maternity Ward

“Who is the mother of the ice? Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens?”‭‭Job‬ ‭38:29‬ Mother Nature. We hear that term a lot, right? Which is why these words in Job are so interesting. See, God is replying to Job’s questions. Job had a lot of questions. He had lost his possessions, hisContinue reading “Nature’s Maternity Ward”

Give Big

“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. ””‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:38‬ ‭ *question overheard in every neighbourhood in North America this time of year* Well,Continue reading “Give Big”

A Little Lesson on Decorating

“Slaves must always obey their masters and do their best to please them. They must not talk back or steal, but must show themselves to be entirely trustworthy and good. Then they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive in every way.” Titus‬ ‭2:9-10‬ ‭ Really? A verse used in the past byContinue reading “A Little Lesson on Decorating”

Becoming Mary

“Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭1:38‬ ‭ This is Mary. Well, it’s a lily that reminds me of her. Same thing, right? Ish. This lily is beautiful. She is classy, but she doesn’t flaunt herself. Rather, she bends,Continue reading “Becoming Mary”

Hold Your Head High

“But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.” Psalms‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭ Most columbines hold their heads up, seeking the sun. Not these beauties. For some reason, they – droop. Don’t get me wrong. They are gorgeous. They are unique. They definitely draw theContinue reading “Hold Your Head High”