The Garden

“Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:8‬ ‭ This is my garden. Well, part of it. It’s been a work in progress for over 20 years. I plan. I plant. I dig up. I replant. I weed. I trim, prune,Continue reading “The Garden”

Ignition Factor

“A quarrelsome person starts fights as easily as hot embers light charcoal or fire lights wood.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭26:21‬ ‭ See this pretty plant smothered with pink flowers? Yeah. That one. It’s called a gas plant. (No, I’m not making this up.) The flowers contain some sort of oil that on hot days can be encouraged toContinue reading “Ignition Factor”

Dirty Little Secrets

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:31‬ Disgusting. I was checking on my plant babies after a gentle rain this evening when I spotted an anomaly – two large leaves all curled up. Curious, I tugged gently on the leaf nearest toContinue reading “Dirty Little Secrets”

Jacob’s Ladder

“Meanwhile, Jacob left Beersheba and traveled toward Haran. At sundown he arrived at a good place to set up camp and stopped there for the night. Jacob found a stone to rest his head against and lay down to sleep. As he slept, he dreamed of a stairway that reached from the earth up toContinue reading “Jacob’s Ladder”

Cup of Blessing

“Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭16:5‬ ‭ See my cup of blessing? (Well, technically it is a peony, but I’m sure you will humour me a little.) I wrote about this beauty a few weeks ago. I shared how amazingly fast this plant growsContinue reading “Cup of Blessing”

How Unexpected

“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:11‬ ‭ The lady slippers are out! To the discerning eye, the ditches in these parts are dotted with yellow thisContinue reading “How Unexpected”

Preventative Measures

“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:8‬ I’ve been digging around a lot lately. Odds were good that I’d find at least one. Cutworm, I mean. Oooooh,Continue reading “Preventative Measures”

Stay Under Cover

“But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭5:11‬ ‭ My double flowering almond is really outdoing itself this spring. It’s positively smothered with pink blossoms. (Well, on that one branch, itContinue reading “Stay Under Cover”

Risk of Frost

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?”‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:35‬ ‭ The Saskatoons are blooming! Which means, of course, a risk of frost. (If you aren’t familiar withContinue reading “Risk of Frost”

Ready, Set, Grow!

“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:7‬ ‭ This lovely specimen pictured here is a peony. It is the first of its kind to poke out of theContinue reading “Ready, Set, Grow!”