Royally Soaked

“So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭ Waterfalls are pretty remarkable. I mean, some are massive. It’s hard to even imagine adding up all of the gallons that must be streaming off the top of that cliff day in, dayContinue reading “Royally Soaked”

A Watercolour Sky

“When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place— what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭8:3-4‬ ‭ We took advantage of the warm evening. Down to the ‘dugout’ weContinue reading “A Watercolour Sky”

The Great Coverup

“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ It’s chilly. Frost is in the air. You can feel it. Any day now, we will get our first sharp frost of the season. Tender annuals will get nipped and turn black. Good-bye,Continue reading “The Great Coverup”

Seeing Stars

“The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ from each other in their glory.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:41‬ ‭ I’m seeing stars. Do you see them, too? These lovely sedums are blooming their hearts out right now. I have six different kinds, and eachContinue reading “Seeing Stars”

Long Live the Crumbs!

“Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting—and conflict.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:1‬ ‭ Ever been in on a good bickering? I have. Awwww-kward! You can feel your toes scrunch up inside your socks. It’s like snaggly fingernails grating down a chalkboard. You don’t know where to look or what to do andContinue reading “Long Live the Crumbs!”

Just Like Licking Chocolate From the Wrapper

“And this hope [the hope of salvation] will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:5‬ ‭ Ahhh. Chocolate. Not just any chocolate – Swiss chocolate. With whole hazelnuts. Mmmmm, mmmmm, mmmmm. My favourite. ThisContinue reading “Just Like Licking Chocolate From the Wrapper”

Three Cheers for Tired Mamas!

“It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world.”‭‭John‬ ‭16:21‬ Ah, motherhood. It’s just like this verse implies – it started with anguish, and then gets swallowed up with moments of joy.Continue reading “Three Cheers for Tired Mamas!”

A Silly Wood Frog

““O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭13:34‬ ‭ Look who’s awake!! I know. I was surprised, too. I heard it rustling about in theContinue reading “A Silly Wood Frog”

Take a Deep Breath

“Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭150:6‬ ‭ Breathing is an entirely lovely thing. You do it every day. Multiple times per minute, actually – and I bet you never thought twice about it. I did this week. Let me explain. I’m fresh off a nasty sinus cold. YouContinue reading “Take a Deep Breath”

Craving Connection

“The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the Lord will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭22:26‬ ‭ “Do you love me?” *pained expression* Strong hands, stained with eloquent evidence of the oil change currently in progress, pause momentarily. “Yes, I love you.” Blue eyes seek mine, intent, thenContinue reading “Craving Connection”