A Brilliant Smile

“‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’”‭‭Numbers‬ ‭6:24-26‬ ‭ Our eyes met and her very first response, the automatic one, was to smile. And oh, how that smile was appreciated. ItContinue reading “A Brilliant Smile”

Light Eaters

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”‭‭John‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭ “Everyone hold onto the rail please. I’m going to turn off the lights. You’ve never seen darkness like this in your life – it’s important that you be grounded and safe while the lights are off. Ready?” And – yep.Continue reading “Light Eaters”

“Teacher, Teacher!”

“And don’t let anyone call you ‘Teacher,’ for you have only one teacher, the Messiah.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:10‬ ‭ “Hi, Teacher!” Yep. Again. And another. “Hi, Teacher!” *giggle, grin* Plus one with a little extra ‘something’. “Teacher!” *warm hug* You may think this was the response after Christmas holidays, or even a long weekend. Nope. My littlesContinue reading ““Teacher, Teacher!””

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”

Royally Soaked

“So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭ Waterfalls are pretty remarkable. I mean, some are massive. It’s hard to even imagine adding up all of the gallons that must be streaming off the top of that cliff day in, dayContinue reading “Royally Soaked”

Faithful

“If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.”‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭ November. It has just arrived, like clockwork. Autumn with its shortened day length, dramatic foliage, and cooler temperatures, makes way for yet another change in the seasonal calendar – winter. Soon, daytime temperatures will fall below the freezingContinue reading “Faithful”

Seen

“For the Lord sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:21‬ ‭ I was seen today. Really seen. (In a good way. Read on. I mean it.) I was choosing the writing samples I wanted to use to highlight great writing today at the end of our wee writing class. IContinue reading “Seen”

Seen

“For the Lord sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:21‬ ‭ I was seen today. Really seen. (In a good way. Read on. I mean it.) I was choosing the writing samples I wanted to use to highlight great writing today at the end of our wee writing class. IContinue reading “Seen”

In Praise of Plans

“Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:91‬ ‭ Plans are good. I’m hatching one now, in fact. I’ve been working on it on and off for several months now. I’m planning a Poets Garden. And one poet I plan to honour is Wordsworth. So I want to plant daffodils!Continue reading “In Praise of Plans”

Near

“We thank you, O God! We give thanks because you are near. People everywhere tell of your wonderful deeds.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭75:1‬ ‭ It’s dark. My eyes are struggling to make sense of my surroundings. I feel like I can’t tell where my feet are. It’s disorienting. I reach for my phone. “You don’t need your flashlight,”Continue reading “Near”