Dark Days

“You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18‬:‭28‬ We are in dark days. And they are just going to get darker. Literally. The coming of the winter solstice means darkness gets the upper hand at these latitudes. Day-length shrinks dramatically. We wake up in the dark, and comeContinue reading “Dark Days”

Running Over and Poured Into Your Lap

“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 Frost was predicted. It was time. To pick grapes, that is. With frost comes damageContinue reading “Running Over and Poured Into Your Lap”

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”

Frostbite

“He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭147:3‬ ‭ It’s distinctly odd that ‘frostbite’ should burn. Now, don’t get your undies in a knot. It’s just a touch, and only on my nose (the skin of which is starting to peel), and I’m certain my prognosis is life. It’s just that it was aContinue reading “Frostbite”

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”

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”

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”

The Winter, She Cometh

“You set the boundaries of the earth, and you made both summer and winter.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭74:17‬ ‭ Brrrr. The nights are getting colder. The winds blow from the north. Frost is a daily event. The Winter, she cometh. I don’t like scraping ice from my windshield. I don’t like having to start my vehicle and letContinue reading “The Winter, She Cometh”

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”

A Green Investment

“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭ What a leap of faith, this buying packages of vegetable seeds. I mean – not too long ago, the soil was frozen solid. We have had an unusually cool spring, with temperatures dropping below theContinue reading “A Green Investment”