Between a Rock and – Another Rock

“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ Look at her. She’s definitely between a rock and a hard place – er, another rock. This cute little brittle bladder-fern is doing what she does best – growing where noContinue reading “Between a Rock and – Another Rock”

Turn on the Light!

“For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!” Ephesians‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭ It’s not just the fact that she looks like a thousand white butterflies landed on her stalks – it’s the play of light that sets her apart. She’s highlighted on top,Continue reading “Turn on the Light!”

The Sticking Point

“There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:24‬ ‭ I wasn’t sure what I was looking for. I just knew I’d know it when I found it. Turns out, it found me. Wild licorice has been called ‘the original Velcro’ – and with good reason! WhiteContinue reading “The Sticking Point”

Slippery Slope

“But as for me, I almost lost my footing. My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone.” Psalms‬ ‭73:2‬ ‭ The highways were slick today. The blizzard blew itself out; the crews were out and about early (thanks, everyone!) and the main roads were cleared of snowdrifts, allowing folks like me to get toContinue reading “Slippery Slope”

The Hunt

“In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭ “Where to now?” I consult the crudely drawn map. “To the gazebo! Ruuuun!” *footsteps* *giggles* *panting* (That last was mine. I don’t run much on purpose anymore.) “Now where? Now where?” *me trying not to pant* “We have to check by theContinue reading “The Hunt”

The Hunt

“In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭ “Where to now?” I consult the crudely drawn map. “To the gazebo! Ruuuun!” *footsteps* *giggles* *panting* (That last was mine. I don’t run much on purpose anymore.) “Now where? Now where?” *me trying not to pant* “We have to check by theContinue reading “The Hunt”

A Whole New Way to Bank

““My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,” John‬ ‭17:20‬ ‭ Those vaults, though. Deep. Dark. Secret. Locked tight, these – complex sugars created back in early summer when the leaves were bright with promise have been gradually deposited into the plant’s bankContinue reading “A Whole New Way to Bank”