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”

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”

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”

The Fungus Phenomenon

“So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:13‬ ‭ Odd. Distinctly odd. It’s been terribly dry this summer. I set up a sprinkler to water a patch of grass, to keepContinue reading “The Fungus Phenomenon”

Pretty Little Thieves

“When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.”‭‭John‬ ‭15:8‬ ‭ Ah, strawberries. There’s nothing like walking out to the garden and picking a pailful of juicy, sun warmed berries and literally enjoying the fruits of my labour. It’s one of the lovely perks of having aContinue reading “Pretty Little Thieves”

With Eyes Wide Open

“Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:18‬ ‭ Ever miss something? Like, really miss it? Little: “Where? I don’t see it!“ Me: “There!” *points* Little: “Where?” *looks in completely the wrong direction* Me: “Look where I’m pointing. Do you see it now?” *points with more animation* Little: “No! I can’tContinue reading “With Eyes Wide Open”

The Rules of Hide and Seek

“For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. ”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭32:7‬ ‭ Ready or not, here I come! I’m sure we’ve all experienced the thrill of a good old fashioned round of ‘Hide and Seek’. The Seeker counts loudly while giggles erupt and curtains swish andContinue reading “The Rules of Hide and Seek”

When Third Winter Has You By the Throat

“Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God! Now I am deeply discouraged, but I will remember you…”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭42:5-6‬ ‭ Even those familiar with Third Winter can’t help but be frosted by it. Seriously. The sunContinue reading “When Third Winter Has You By the Throat”

The Path of Least Persistence

“So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:4‬ ‭ Picture to yourself a stream. A pleasant early spring brook. All water – including what comes from the skies – is designed to obey gravity to the letter. Right now, that early spring sunContinue reading “The Path of Least Persistence”

Oops, I Did It Again

“But the people would not listen and continued to follow their former practices.”‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭17:40‬ ‭ “Aaaaaaaaaah!” The frustrated yell comes from the basement. I giggle. I know exactly what it means. OOPS. I did it again. My canning shelves are in the basement. For years, there has been a string pull for the lightContinue reading “Oops, I Did It Again”