Real Actual Grass

“Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭65:8‬ “Mrs. Lowes! You have to come!” The call was urgent. I hesitated. Was this the ‘someone is down and needs medical attention, so come-quick-double-time-hurry’ sortContinue reading “Real Actual Grass”

A Prince for the Paupers

“He has brought down princes from their thrones and exalted the humble.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭1:52‬ ‭ It’s a tale of rags to riches. Actually, wait. It’s a take of riches to rags, truth be told. Think about it. God, adored in heaven by countless angelic beings, coming to earth to be born in a barn. It doesn’tContinue reading “A Prince for the Paupers”

A Little Sheepish

“That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:8‬ ‭ If asked to think of a majestic creature – a strong, capable, or otherwise impressive animal – would your mind leap to a sheep? No? Yeah. I get it. I mean, sheep are – sheepish. Am I right?Continue reading “A Little Sheepish”

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”

When the Snow Piles Up

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭50:20‬ ‭ Oh. My. That storm that blew in? It left something behind. Snow! Lots of it. Hubby is still out there, pushing and blowing and clearing allContinue reading “When the Snow Piles Up”

Mirrors are Meant to be Looked At

“For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:23‬ ‭ She was so friendly! The lady at the door, I mean. She smiled wide. She was animated. She was attentive. Every possible social cue I was picking up on was pointing in theContinue reading “Mirrors are Meant to be Looked At”

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”

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”