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”

Frenzy

“He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:2‬ ‭ As soon as we were out of the car, we could hear it. Water trickling. Following the sound, we encountered a faint path through the thick undergrowth. This led us gradually lower, a meandering trail lined with wildflowers. The soundContinue reading “Frenzy”

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

“Suddenly, a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him. “Lord,” the man said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭8:2‬ ‭ “Do you want to go?” Wrong question. He should have asked, “Are you willing to go?” Because the two are very different. The first asks ifContinue reading “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way”

Think Like a Goose

“I was there when he established the heavens, when he drew the horizon on the oceans.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭8:27‬ ‭ It’s go time. For the geese, that is. Millions of geese are on their way south from their nesting grounds in northern Saskatchewan, and a huge proportion of these will fly directly over my yard in theContinue reading “Think Like a Goose”

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”

Long Live the Crumbs!

“Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting—and conflict.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:1‬ ‭ Ever been in on a good bickering? I have. Awwww-kward! You can feel your toes scrunch up inside your socks. It’s like snaggly fingernails grating down a chalkboard. You don’t know where to look or what to do andContinue reading “Long Live the Crumbs!”

The Grouchy Giver

“You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.””‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:7‬ ‭ Fresh bread steaming. A nutritious meal in the slow cooker. Salad prepped. Pie in the oven. Time to pack up and get out theContinue reading “The Grouchy Giver”

Craving Connection

“The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the Lord will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭22:26‬ ‭ “Do you love me?” *pained expression* Strong hands, stained with eloquent evidence of the oil change currently in progress, pause momentarily. “Yes, I love you.” Blue eyes seek mine, intent, thenContinue reading “Craving Connection”

Fill the Tank

“Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime.”‭‭John‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭ Oh, oh. *light blinks* Empty. Drat. I forgot to fill up with gas before I headed home from work yesterday, and today I’m heading out dangerously close to empty. I wonder how far I canContinue reading “Fill the Tank”

Stay Hydrated!

“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 ‭ Be careful what you confess in public. Seriously. I made an offhand remark to my littles recently that my brain doesn’t always signal my body when I’m thirsty, therefore I needContinue reading “Stay Hydrated!”