“Teacher, Teacher!”

“And don’t let anyone call you ‘Teacher,’ for you have only one teacher, the Messiah.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:10‬ ‭ “Hi, Teacher!” Yep. Again. And another. “Hi, Teacher!” *giggle, grin* Plus one with a little extra ‘something’. “Teacher!” *warm hug* You may think this was the response after Christmas holidays, or even a long weekend. Nope. My littlesContinue reading ““Teacher, Teacher!””

So the Shame Won’t Stick

“No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25:3‬ ‭ It was – well, sticky. Seriously sticky. The kind of sticky where a paper towel just moves it around and makes the whole thing worse. Even a warm cloth seemedContinue reading “So the Shame Won’t Stick”

Double Portion

“Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭61:7‬ ‭ Twins are pretty special. I mean, two babies developing in a womb at the same time? A double blessing. Just like these daylilies.Continue reading “Double Portion”

My Little Angry Friend

“Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people…”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:24‬ I met someone new. Light build, kinda cute, a little on the hairy side. And whoooeee, was he angry. Which is really, really odd. I mean, I’ve met thousands of bees. There are more than a dozen species active in my garden, and in 30Continue reading “My Little Angry Friend”

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”

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”

A Little Lesson on Decorating

“Slaves must always obey their masters and do their best to please them. They must not talk back or steal, but must show themselves to be entirely trustworthy and good. Then they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive in every way.” Titus‬ ‭2:9-10‬ ‭ Really? A verse used in the past byContinue reading “A Little Lesson on Decorating”

Noisemakers

“Since you judge others for doing these things, why do you think you can avoid God’s judgment when you do the same things?”‭‭Romans‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭ Behold, the noisemakers. What a bunch. They had obviously hit the jackpot – there was something mighty tiny and mighty tasty getting their feathers mighty ruffled. We heard all aboutContinue reading “Noisemakers”

Kneeling on Blueberries (AKA, “Doing Your Own Laundry”)

““Give the following instructions to the people of Israel: If any of the people—men or women—betray the Lord by doing wrong to another person, they are guilty. They must confess their sin and make full restitution for what they have done, adding an additional 20 percent and returning it to the person who was wronged.”‭‭Numbers‬Continue reading “Kneeling on Blueberries (AKA, “Doing Your Own Laundry”)”

Level the Playing Field

“Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do.” Deuteronomy‬ ‭15:10‬ ‭ Let’s get really honest, shall we? We’ve been exploring what it means to have been given a piece of property – a life, an inheritance – and I know you’ve noticed, too. NotContinue reading “Level the Playing Field”