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”

Hold Your Head High

“But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.” Psalms‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭ Most columbines hold their heads up, seeking the sun. Not these beauties. For some reason, they – droop. Don’t get me wrong. They are gorgeous. They are unique. They definitely draw theContinue reading “Hold Your Head High”

How High Can You Count?

“Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭116:7‬ ‭ One of the skills we check in early education is rote counting. ‘How high can you count?’ Littles are always eager to show off how many numbers they know – and in the process, they also demonstrate theirContinue reading “How High Can You Count?”

Slippery Slope

“But as for me, I almost lost my footing. My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone.” Psalms‬ ‭73:2‬ ‭ The highways were slick today. The blizzard blew itself out; the crews were out and about early (thanks, everyone!) and the main roads were cleared of snowdrifts, allowing folks like me to get toContinue reading “Slippery Slope”

Set it All Down

“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭ Grunt. I can’t really see where I’m going, so I proceed by memory. Dang, that’s heavy. And not just heavy. It’s plain awkward. I’m dropping chunks and odds and ends. IfContinue reading “Set it All Down”

Spiritual Fences

“You set the boundaries of the earth, and you made both summer and winter.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭74:17‬ ‭ Fence building is a serious business. Billions of dollars are spent annually to keep pets in, and salesmen out. Fair enough. Fences are designed to keep the wanted stuff in and unwanted stuff out. But a really good fenceContinue reading “Spiritual Fences”

The Secret Place

“Can anyone hide from me in a secret place? Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?” says the Lord.” Jeremiah‬ ‭23:24‬ ‭ I’m stuck on that contraption. Yesterday, I was introduced to a device that can make a 3-D image of a building, for drafting and design purposes. I’m still thinking aboutContinue reading “The Secret Place”