“It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.”1 Corinthians 3:7 Perennials are poking through! After their long winter nap, my old friends are waking up and starting to stretch their arms out of the dirt and shake off their funeral clothes!Continue reading “Poking Through”
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Back to Life
“The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive?”Luke 24:5 It’s finally happened. The annual spring sing-a-thon. It only happens, you see, when the frogs come back to life. Okay, so they weren’t technically dead.Continue reading “Back to Life”
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”Galatians 5:22-23 Mmmmm. Doesn’t this tray of fruit make your mouth water? Juicy. Flavourful. Packed with fibre and vitamins and minerals and natural sugars, fruit isContinue reading “Fresh Fruit”
“He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.”Revelation 1:6 We were approaching the door, and were already reaching for them. The maître d’ would surely be asking, and since we were hungry, we were willing to oblige. Our Identification andContinue reading “V.I.P. Access”
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”2 Corinthians 5:17 Today’s the day! *drum roll, please* It’s – BUD BREAK DAY! It’s a thing. It really is. Every spring, I wait for it with a longing that seems toContinue reading “Bud Break”
Clean it Up
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”Philippians 4:8 Fourth in the positive thinking lineup is pure. One way to relate to that term is byContinue reading “Clean it Up”
Are You Right in the Head?
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”Philippians 4:8 Third on the thinking list is right. Right. Reminds me of marking tests. Let’s say for theContinue reading “Are You Right in the Head?”
Blah, Blah, Blah
“For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.”1 Corinthians 4:20 *cringe* This was not looking good. The lecturer was 12 minutes into the session, and still talking about himself as an introduction. It’s cool to have credentials. Even cooler to have interesting life experiencesContinue reading “Blah, Blah, Blah”
““Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight. Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of sin.””Romans 4:7-8 See the flowers in this photo? The blue ones, the tall spikes to the right. Those are delphiniums. I have a rather love/hate relationshipContinue reading “Disposal Service”
Turn on the Light!
“For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!” Ephesians 5:8 It’s not just the fact that she looks like a thousand white butterflies landed on her stalks – it’s the play of light that sets her apart. She’s highlighted on top,Continue reading “Turn on the Light!”