‘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”

Worth Celebrating

“Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; celebrate his lovely name with music.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭135:3‬ ‭ “It’s 2021!” “It sure is!” I agreed. “Happy New Year!” The exclamation came at me again. “It’s 2021!! It really really is! It’s 2021!” I giggled. (It slipped out. It does, sometimes.) He was just so – so –Continue reading “Worth Celebrating”

When Reality Hits

“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”‭‭John‬ ‭10:10‬ ‭ It’s Show Time. You know what I mean. ‘Back-to-Work-After-Holidays Day’. It’s time to ditch the loungewear for real pants. *struggles to do up real pants* (Well, maybe leggings will do for aContinue reading “When Reality Hits”

That’s Some Home Security

“Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭16:5‬ ‭ Locks, bolts, fences, dogs with studded collars and sharp teeth, home security systems. What’s up? Well, we like our ‘stuff’. And our ‘stuff’ gives others the idea that it would be nice to have our stuff withoutContinue reading “That’s Some Home Security”