All Dried Up

“Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’””‭‭John‬ ‭7:38‬ ‭ They don’t look like much. Some of you may not believe me when I tell you all that stands between these dried out lumps and gorgeous flowers is time, soil –Continue reading “All Dried Up”

A Powerful Identity

““Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.””‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭ Ah, kids. Bless their hearts, they do say the darnedest things. Today we had the chance to meet the newest residents in our school – a batch ofContinue reading “A Powerful Identity”

How to Get What You Really Want

“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:4‬ ‭ I got what I wanted! At long last, I was leaving Starbucks with a swagger. Gone the walk of shame, confused dismay a thing of the past. I. Did. It. WAHOO! 🤩 (Unless you know the history, you can’t quiteContinue reading “How to Get What You Really Want”

‘Tis the Season

“For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭11:36‬ ‭ ‘Tis the season. Glory season. Everything is being upgraded. Green turns gold. Brown turns crimson. Bushes get bronzed, stalks fade yellow, ivies blush salmon pink. It’s stunning. My garden, joyful inContinue reading “‘Tis the Season”

Any and Every Excuse

“This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭118:24‬ ‭ Ever witnessed pure joy? I did. Yesterday, as a matter of fact. One of my littles was bent over his desk, labouring over his printing book. It was intense. It was consuming. I took note, and thenContinue reading “Any and Every Excuse”

It Gets a Little Messy

“Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭14:4‬ ‭ It’s harvest time! All that work, coming to fruition. The planning. The purchasing of materials. The planting. The watering. (Oh, the watering I did this year!) The weeding. And now? The picking. And the work isn’t finishedContinue reading “It Gets a Little Messy”

You Need a Drink

“For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭107:9‬ ‭ It was brown. Every bit of it. Clinging desperately to a rock dry as a bone. Sort of sad, really. I mean, moss should be fluffy and soft and – well, green. Deep, bright, verdant green. Not crumbly, crispy brown. ItContinue reading “You Need a Drink”

Picky Eaters

“So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭ Let me introduce you to my new friend. Milkweed, meet the crew. Crew, milkweed. She’s pretty, yes? But more than herContinue reading “Picky Eaters”

Three Cheers for Tired Mamas!

“It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world.”‭‭John‬ ‭16:21‬ Ah, motherhood. It’s just like this verse implies – it started with anguish, and then gets swallowed up with moments of joy.Continue reading “Three Cheers for Tired Mamas!”

Blah, Blah, Blah

“For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭4:20‬ ‭ *cringe* This was not looking good. The lecturer was 12 minutes into the session, and still talking about himself as an introduction. It’s cool to have credentials. Even cooler to have interesting life experiencesContinue reading “Blah, Blah, Blah”