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”

I Know Who Wins

“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:7-9‬ ‭ Fourth Winter! You can’t make this stuff up. We are under another snowfallContinue reading “I Know Who Wins”

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”

A Saskatchewan Spring

“…May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:21‬ ‭ Ah, the transformation! The bitter cold of winter, the north winds, the frosted windshields and icy roads giving way at last to sunshine, birds, and bees!Continue reading “A Saskatchewan Spring”

It’s Crunch Time

“But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭53:5‬ ‭ Hear that? It’s the sound of cold. Snow behaves differently when it is this cold. It sounds different. It – crunches. Snap, crackle, pop. Hubby andContinue reading “It’s Crunch Time”

Frozen Over

“He hurls the hail like stones. Who can stand against his freezing cold? Then, at his command, it all melts. He sends his winds, and the ice thaws.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭147:17-18‬ ‭ Brrrrrrrr. You know when the windchill values are pushing closer to the -50 Celsius mark that you are frozen over. At these temperatures, our regularContinue reading “Frozen Over”

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”

It Goes Both Ways

““Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭1:23‬ ‭ This is what the snow looked like this afternoon. Rather like a wee fuzzy polar bear, huh? Lumps and bumps and divets, all wearing a fur coatContinue reading “It Goes Both Ways”