Get a Whiff of That!

“And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭5‬:‭11‬ ‭ Pee-yew! Yeah. That’s pretty rank. The garbage, I mean. Oh, I’m well aware that garbage in general, by its very definition, is a smelly and revolting mess. But this got my attention, let me tell you. As a rule, when weContinue reading “Get a Whiff of That!”

The Hobbler

“Then Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!” But the people were completely silent.”‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭18‬:‭21‬ ‭ Kch, kch, kch. To the stove, to put the pan on theContinue reading “The Hobbler”

Undivided

“Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭86‬:‭11‬ ‭ I like compartments. You know. Like, when I buy a purse, I always buy the one with the most zippers and pockets and places to stash stuff inside. And storage?Continue reading “Undivided”

Accessibility

“Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭2‬ ‭ Just before Christmas I enrolled in a new course. It was a surprise, last minute addition to my goals of lifelong learning. Because ofContinue reading “Accessibility”

Name Changer

“And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭1‬:‭21‬ ‭ I never knew until I had kids what a big deal it is. I mean, you’re trying to include both families. You’re dealing with another human (your partner) who has absolutelyContinue reading “Name Changer”

The Tuner

“O Lord, do good to those who are good, whose hearts are in tune with you.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭125‬:‭4‬ ‭ “So what are you doing now?” I asked. Be careful what you ask for. He spoke as he worked. But I don’t think it was English. It was a lot of numbers. And Hertz. Wavelengths, and vibrations,Continue reading “The Tuner”

Shove Harder

“And she brought forth her firstborn son; and she wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭2‬:‭7‬ ‭ They just won’t fit. And yet, I had just pulled the boxes out. They certainly should go back in. Perhaps some sterner stuffContinue reading “Shove Harder”

Let the Light In

““Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭22‬ ‭ Ah, lights. I love them! Lights are strung all around my wee house right now – in garlands. On trees. Around pictures and decor items. In lanterns. Battery companiesContinue reading “Let the Light In”

All in the Eyes of the Tea Maker

“For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15‬:‭15‬ ‭ My tea experiences lately have been rather – instructive. See, a few days ago, I was sitting in a coffee shop with my Mister and my daughter. A steaming Kashmiri chai was before me. Good company, goodContinue reading “All in the Eyes of the Tea Maker”

Reflections

“Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭5‬ ‭ Idyllic. Not many of life’s moments are that, if you haven’t noticed yet. This one was one of those that make you catch your breath because you know you are in the presence of the holy. The wind was negligible. The tamaracks were nearingContinue reading “Reflections”