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”

Speechless

“Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:15‬ ‭ If you know me very well, you know I learn by talking. Which is a fancy way of saying I usually have something to say. (Okay. I’ll admit it. I can be a bit of a motor-mouth.) But I had a moment todayContinue reading “Speechless”

That Really Stinks!

“You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:26‬ ‭ It’s almost Thanksgiving! Which means decorating the church. Which means bringing out the tubs of beautiful fall decor I have collected over the years. Which means opening the lids of the containers.Continue reading “That Really Stinks!”

A Grace Filled Fall

“When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:14-15‬ ‭ Ever trip on nothing? Catch an edge of your shoe on perfectly flat ground? Had your ankle suddenly give out on you and toss you into the bushes?Continue reading “A Grace Filled Fall”

One Thing

“Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.””‭‭Mark‬ ‭2:5‬ ‭ See these lovely yellow flowers? These are called ‘evening primroses’. I’ve never grown them before, so I needed to spend some quality time researching them. What light conditions do they like? What kind of soil? How close canContinue reading “One Thing”

Something Rotten in the State of Saskatchewan

“For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:10‬ ‭ See that? All you who live in warmer climes and dream of snow – flakes falling like magical unicorn fluff from a starry heaven while carollers revel and handsome fellasContinue reading “Something Rotten in the State of Saskatchewan”

A Saskatchewan Spring

“…May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:21‬ ‭ Ah, the transformation! The bitter cold of winter, the north winds, the frosted windshields and icy roads giving way at last to sunshine, birds, and bees!Continue reading “A Saskatchewan Spring”

The Big Thaw

“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭ That sunshine, though. It could melt even the hardest heart. Or could it?Continue reading “The Big Thaw”

Warts and All

“Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭ We all have ‘em. Warts, I mean. (Well, if not physical warts, moral ones for sure.) Not a one of us can stake a reasonably believable claim to perfection in this life. WhichContinue reading “Warts and All”

Noisemakers

“Since you judge others for doing these things, why do you think you can avoid God’s judgment when you do the same things?”‭‭Romans‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭ Behold, the noisemakers. What a bunch. They had obviously hit the jackpot – there was something mighty tiny and mighty tasty getting their feathers mighty ruffled. We heard all aboutContinue reading “Noisemakers”