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”

The Lord Will be My Light

“Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.”‭‭Micah‬ ‭7:8‬ ‭ It’s dark. So dark. And we haven’t even gotten to our darkest day yet. That day is several weeks in the future. Every twenty-four hour period untilContinue reading “The Lord Will be My Light”

V.I.P. Access

“He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.”‭‭Revelation‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭ We were approaching the door, and were already reaching for them. The maître d’ would surely be asking, and since we were hungry, we were willing to oblige. Our Identification andContinue reading “V.I.P. Access”

Time to Transplant

“For they are transplanted to the Lord’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭92:13‬ ‭ Grab a spade. It’s transplanting season! While spring is the best time to do a lot of the planting phase in these parts, fall is a great time to transplant. That’s when you move one plantContinue reading “Time to Transplant”

What’s Eating You?

“…and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:4‬ ‭ Behold, the glorious Hemipholiota populnea. The what now? I hear your confusion. Let me help you out. The hemipholiota populnea. You know. The mushroomy thingie growing in thisContinue reading “What’s Eating You?”

A Page out of the Seeker’s Handbook

“Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:2‬ ‭ I’m always on the lookout for classic old books. If I’m travelling, I look for a used bookstore. Then I find the classic novels section, and scan for a particular shade of burgundy leather. If I find thatContinue reading “A Page out of the Seeker’s Handbook”

Bud Break

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭ Today’s the day! *drum roll, please* It’s – BUD BREAK DAY! It’s a thing. It really is. Every spring, I wait for it with a longing that seems toContinue reading “Bud Break”

The Rules of Hide and Seek

“For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. ”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭32:7‬ ‭ Ready or not, here I come! I’m sure we’ve all experienced the thrill of a good old fashioned round of ‘Hide and Seek’. The Seeker counts loudly while giggles erupt and curtains swish andContinue reading “The Rules of Hide and Seek”

Crushing It

“In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:29‬ ‭ If you tuned in today for some advice in the area of military techniques, you are going to be sorely disappointed. No military prowess here. And that’s a good thing!! I’m not a bad shot with aContinue reading “Crushing It”

The Recognition Factor

“O nations of the world, recognize the Lord; recognize that the Lord is glorious and strong.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭96:7‬ ‭ I was talking to a parent of one of my littles yesterday and we recognized a wild reality. Because I’ve only ever seen her in a mask, and she me, we didn’t think we’d be able toContinue reading “The Recognition Factor”