The Poser

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ Behold, the poser. A lily that is trying its darnedest to be aContinue reading “The Poser”

Hold Your Head High

“But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.” Psalms‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭ Most columbines hold their heads up, seeking the sun. Not these beauties. For some reason, they – droop. Don’t get me wrong. They are gorgeous. They are unique. They definitely draw theContinue reading “Hold Your Head High”

True Colours

“Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph’s character.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭105:19‬ ‭ It’s a bit of a mystery. I didn’t plant any white poppies. Yet, here it is – a mash-up. This one didn’t know whether to be red or white. So it chose both. It’s unique. It’s unusual. It’s glorious… UnderContinue reading “True Colours”

Set it All Down

“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭ Grunt. I can’t really see where I’m going, so I proceed by memory. Dang, that’s heavy. And not just heavy. It’s plain awkward. I’m dropping chunks and odds and ends. IfContinue reading “Set it All Down”

It’s All Over. Or Is It?

“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead.” Ephesians‬ ‭2:4-5‬ ‭ That’s it, folks. That frost last night was a real killer. We had a good long run. ThereContinue reading “It’s All Over. Or Is It?”

Tidying Up

“Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.” Psalms‬ ‭51:10‬ ‭ It’s a mess. Corn stalks. Carrot tops. Leaves, blown hither and yon. Discarded foliage and vegetables too scrawny to store, perennials whose stalks have succumbed to the killing frosts of autumn – all need to be dealt with.Continue reading “Tidying Up”

Frozen Over

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:3‬ ‭ It froze last night. The ‘annual’ plants (those that live out their entire life cycle in one year) are toast. But the perennials – they can handle a little frost with a muchContinue reading “Frozen Over”