It’s Just So Dark

“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 ‭ It’s just so dark. It’s 7 am. So. Dark. I live relatively close to theContinue reading “It’s Just So Dark”

Great Expectations

“What more could I have done for my vineyard that I have not already done? When I expected sweet grapes, why did my vineyard give me bitter grapes?”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭5:4‬ ‭ Ok, let’s talk smack. Christmas grapes – er, expectations, I mean. Hallmark movies are playing around the clock, dispensing sappy-sweet sentimental cookies and candy canesContinue reading “Great Expectations”

It Goes Both Ways

““Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭1:23‬ ‭ This is what the snow looked like this afternoon. Rather like a wee fuzzy polar bear, huh? Lumps and bumps and divets, all wearing a fur coatContinue reading “It Goes Both Ways”

Gift Fit for a King

“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.” Romans‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭ This autumn view of my garden remindsContinue reading “Gift Fit for a King”

Light it Up!

“He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!””‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:32‬ ‭ Ok. I’ll admit it. I’m a light addict. This time of year, I have an evening ritual – it involves candles, a variety of lighters, battery strings, plug ins, timers – the works. HubbyContinue reading “Light it Up!”

What the Storm Dragged In

 When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone,    but the righteous stand firm forever. Proverbs 10:25 Look what the storm dragged in! Isn’t this snow wave wondrous? A number of years ago, there were a few days in a row in which the winds blew – in wildly different directions! And when the storms abated,Continue reading “What the Storm Dragged In”

Pillar of Fire

“In the daytime he led them by a cloud, and all night by a pillar of fire.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭78:14‬ ‭ Imagine. Imagine, being one of the Israelite slaves in Egypt. You just watched a series of weird and wild plagues hit the country. You participated in the first Passover, during which all homes with no bloodContinue reading “Pillar of Fire”

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

“Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found.” Psalms‬ ‭119:35‬ ‭ The scent of pine. Fresh air. A hiking path, winding its way through a boreal forest. Ahhhh. My happy place. I feel – recharged. My senses are heightened. My heart pounds in time to myContinue reading “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”

When You Hit a Foggy Patch

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” John‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭ Last night, thick fog rolled in. Clouds kissing the very ground – how romantic! During the winter where I live, the phenomenon of fog produces something magical. Hoarfrost! It’s like a lacy combo of cotton candy and feathers –Continue reading “When You Hit a Foggy Patch”

Faithful in the Little Things

““If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭16:10‬ ‭ This is a daylily. Isn’t she lovely? She’s a showstopper for real. But here’s the thing. She’s only going to live for one day.Continue reading “Faithful in the Little Things”