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”

Risk of Frost

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?”‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:35‬ ‭ The Saskatoons are blooming! Which means, of course, a risk of frost. (If you aren’t familiar withContinue reading “Risk of Frost”

Ready, Set, Grow!

“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:7‬ ‭ This lovely specimen pictured here is a peony. It is the first of its kind to poke out of theContinue reading “Ready, Set, Grow!”

Signs of Spring

“Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭ Aren’t these wee flowers just like a burst of spring sunshine? They’ve bravely poked their nosesContinue reading “Signs of Spring”

Food for Thought

“Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:24‬ ‭ Look what I found today! I love fresh asparagus! I wasn’t expecting any spears at all, let alone a whole whack of them at the edible stage. A sweet surprise indeed. I love me some asparagus. In lemon. WithContinue reading “Food for Thought”

Back to Life

“The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive?”‭‭Luke‬ ‭24:5‬ ‭ It’s finally happened. The annual spring sing-a-thon. It only happens, you see, when the frogs come back to life. Okay, so they weren’t technically dead.Continue reading “Back to 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”

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”

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”