Coat of Many Colours

“As the light approaches, the earth takes shape like clay pressed beneath a seal; it is robed in brilliant colors.”‭‭Job‬ ‭38:14‬ ‭ Meet Joseph. He’s a ninebark shrub. Do you like his coat? Yeah. Me, too. I love the colours he sports this time of year – he’s pretty at any time during the growingContinue reading “Coat of Many Colours”

Filled to the Brim

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭136:1‬ ‭ I’m full, y’all. I mean it. Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies and pumpkin pie – I’m what we in the feasting business call ‘stuffed’. My refrigerator is full of yummy food – and my heart isContinue reading “Filled to the Brim”

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”

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”

When It’s Hard to Breathe

“Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭150:6‬ ‭ Forest fires are raging to the east. An east wind brought evidence. It was hard to see very far. It smelled strongly of smoke. And for some, it was hard to breathe. We kept our little inside all day – thereContinue reading “When It’s Hard to Breathe”

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!”

For the Love of Colour

“They made pomegranates of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and attached them to the hem of the robe.”‭‭Exodus‬ ‭39:24‬ ‭ Gardens are all about colour. From the moment the first tender green sprout appears to the moment frost kills the last sprig, colour reigns supreme. Yellow daffodils. Red roses. Pink petunias. Purple and blue delphiniums,Continue reading “For the Love of Colour”

A Watercolour Sky

“When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place— what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭8:3-4‬ ‭ We took advantage of the warm evening. Down to the ‘dugout’ weContinue reading “A Watercolour Sky”

Who Knew?

“God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.”‭‭John‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭ Look what I found! (You look puzzled. You don’t know what this is?) Interesting. (That’s okay. I didn’t know what it was either, until I looked it up.) It’s a wee patch of Field Bird’s Nest Fungus! Until yesterday I didn’tContinue reading “Who Knew?”

When It Doesn’t Add Up

“Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:5‬ Oooh, you gotta just hate that. Messing up, I mean. You know. When your actions don’t match what you stand for. As in, ‘do what I say, not what I do’. Ugh. How many resolutions have you made – and broken – in your life?Continue reading “When It Doesn’t Add Up”