Losing My Religion

“The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.”‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭ Costumes. They can be a lot of fun! But they can also be very disturbing… See, a costume is just something you put on your outerContinue reading “Losing My Religion”

Pretty Little Thieves

“When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.”‭‭John‬ ‭15:8‬ ‭ Ah, strawberries. There’s nothing like walking out to the garden and picking a pailful of juicy, sun warmed berries and literally enjoying the fruits of my labour. It’s one of the lovely perks of having aContinue reading “Pretty Little Thieves”

Double Trouble

“The Lord detests double standards; he is not pleased by dishonest scales.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭20:23‬ ‭ Have you been getting them too? Crank calls, I mean. The kind that pop up using a familiar area code, but are really from some call centre on the other side of the globe trying to wheedle some data out ofContinue reading “Double Trouble”

Are You Right in the Head?

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ Third on the thinking list is right. Right. Reminds me of marking tests. Let’s say for theContinue reading “Are You Right in the Head?”

Held in High Honour

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ Yesterday, we looked at what it means steer our thinking into what is true. Today, we lookContinue reading “Held in High Honour”

True

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ True. You know. As opposed to untrue. I don’t know about you, but my thoughts can –Continue reading “True”

Nothing Says Love Like a Dog Collar

“Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.”‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭ You may have thought this item was a bib, or a piece of chunky jewelry. You’d be wrong. It’s a dog collar. “You can wear it, Mrs. Lowes. But not until you writeContinue reading “Nothing Says Love Like a Dog Collar”

True Colours

“Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph’s character.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭105:19‬ ‭ It’s a bit of a mystery. I didn’t plant any white poppies. Yet, here it is – a mash-up. This one didn’t know whether to be red or white. So it chose both. It’s unique. It’s unusual. It’s glorious… UnderContinue reading “True Colours”

The Waiting Game

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭62:5‬ ‭ ‘Waiting is not easy…’, says one of my littles quite often. He’s referencing the title of a Mo Willems book that my class particularly enjoys in which an elephant named Gerald has to wait all day for hisContinue reading “The Waiting Game”

Monkeys Do

“With all these things in mind, dear brothers and sisters, stand firm and keep a strong grip on the teaching we passed on to you both in person and by letter.”‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:15‬ ‭ “Look at me! Look at me! Teacher, look what I can do!” First one and then another zip across the monkeyContinue reading “Monkeys Do”