Caught Red Handed

“But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”‭‭1 John‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭ “Excuse me, Mrs. Lowes.” I turned to face the owner of the polite interruption. I had been explaining something to what I assumed was an engaged andContinue reading “Caught Red Handed”

Waiting for The Sky to Fall

“Then Jonah went out to the east side of the city and made a shelter to sit under as he waited to see what would happen to the city.”‭‭Jonah‬ ‭4:5‬ ‭ I love Jonah. You know. The guy who was told to go preach to the city of Nineveh in the Old Testament – exceptContinue reading “Waiting for The Sky to Fall”

An Ice Issue

“Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:12‬ ‭ *shiver* This wee stream was trickling happily a few days ago. Today, not so much. It held out for as long as it could, but it was rather inevitable. A twenty five degree drop in temperature is pretty hard toContinue reading “An Ice Issue”

Not Finished Yet

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭ Ding-dilly-ding-bling-a-blingy-blingy-ding! Or some such. (Cue dryer cycle grand finale ring tone.) So of course I expected dry clothes. Nope. Not even close. Odd. I checked the clock. More oddities. It was only maybe 15 minutes sinceContinue reading “Not Finished Yet”

Sparkling White

““Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭1:18‬ ‭ If you’ve never seen a Saskatchewan frost, you haven’t seen white. Not really. It almost hurts, thatContinue reading “Sparkling White”

Faithful

“If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.”‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭ November. It has just arrived, like clockwork. Autumn with its shortened day length, dramatic foliage, and cooler temperatures, makes way for yet another change in the seasonal calendar – winter. Soon, daytime temperatures will fall below the freezingContinue reading “Faithful”

Double Portion

“Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭61:7‬ ‭ Twins are pretty special. I mean, two babies developing in a womb at the same time? A double blessing. Just like these daylilies.Continue reading “Double Portion”

One Thing

“Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.””‭‭Mark‬ ‭2:5‬ ‭ See these lovely yellow flowers? These are called ‘evening primroses’. I’ve never grown them before, so I needed to spend some quality time researching them. What light conditions do they like? What kind of soil? How close canContinue reading “One Thing”

Because He Can

“You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:26‬ ‭ It’s canning season. Here is my canner, in the dry grass under a tree. Why, you ask? Let me tell you a story… All over the country, folks who like to gatherContinue reading “Because He Can”

What’s Under the Lid?

“Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭51:10‬ ‭ I should have known better, I really should. I’ve been around the block a time or two, after all. It almost made me retch. For real. Let me set the stage for you. I don’t do dishes every day.Continue reading “What’s Under the Lid?”