Back to Life

“The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive?”‭‭Luke‬ ‭24:5‬ ‭ It’s finally happened. The annual spring sing-a-thon. It only happens, you see, when the frogs come back to life. Okay, so they weren’t technically dead.Continue reading “Back to Life”

Bling

“For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.””‭‭Zephaniah‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ Her touch was reverent. Small fingers trailed over the rhinestones in my necklace, tracingContinue reading “Bling”

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”

The Accelerated Program

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ I bought myself a new toy. A heat mat. Not a heating pad. A heat mat. It provides steady gentle heatContinue reading “The Accelerated Program”

Reading Valentines

“We love each other because he loved us first.”‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:19‬ ‭ It’s pretty sweet. Every year, the same scenario plays itself out on Valentine’s Day – a bevy of excited kids, dizzy with joy, distribute their valentines. One by one, they pop them into the oversized envelopes that have become our classroom tradition, personallyContinue reading “Reading Valentines”

That Stinks!

“She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:7‬ ‭ They placed him on my chest – a wet, wiggling, precious package. My son. My firstborn. Hubby and I may have felt that weContinue reading “That Stinks!”

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”

Seeing Stars

“When they saw the star, they were filled with joy!”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭ I’m seeing stars, y’all. They are everywhere this time of year – at Dollarama. In the local grocery store. Filling the aisles at Canadian Tire, topping the trees in parks and along boulevards. Twinkling, glowing, pointing the way. The way. The way toContinue reading “Seeing Stars”

Light That Leads to Life

“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.””‭‭John‬ ‭8:12‬ ‭ Incredible, what you can see with proper lighting. Like – where you are on the highway,Continue reading “Light That Leads to Life”

V.I.P. Access

“He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.”‭‭Revelation‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭ We were approaching the door, and were already reaching for them. The maître d’ would surely be asking, and since we were hungry, we were willing to oblige. Our Identification andContinue reading “V.I.P. Access”