Migration Mystery

“Then they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul.”‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭15:12‬ ‭ It’s astounding. Hundreds – rather, thousands of black-tipped wings flapping in unison, accompanied by the hoarse cries of migrating snow geese. This time of year, many species of migrating fowl flyContinue reading “Migration Mystery”

Multiplication

“For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:10‬ ‭ I’ve been doing some multiplying lately. Not beefing up my times tables – I haveContinue reading “Multiplication”

A Full Time Job

“Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:14‬ ‭ It’s a full time job. Living in peace, I mean. Let’s get brutally honest for a moment, shall we? People are – well, so very human. We messContinue reading “A Full Time Job”

Mirrors are Meant to be Looked At

“For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:23‬ ‭ She was so friendly! The lady at the door, I mean. She smiled wide. She was animated. She was attentive. Every possible social cue I was picking up on was pointing in theContinue reading “Mirrors are Meant to be Looked At”

The Recognition Factor

“After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice.  They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice.” John 10:4,5 It’s distinctive. “Hear that?” I did. I did, indeed. I knew I’d heard it before, too, butContinue reading “The Recognition Factor”

The Warning

“They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭19:11‬ ‭ Isn’t it cool? This pictograph, I mean. Our guide wasn’t sure how old they were. It’s one of many on the Churchill River system in northern Saskatchewan. They are drawings by indigenous peoples from long ago in redContinue reading “The Warning”

Because He Can

“You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:26‬ ‭ It’s canning season. Here is my canner, in the dry grass under a tree. Why, you ask? Let me tell you a story… All over the country, folks who like to gatherContinue reading “Because He Can”

Pretty Little Thieves

“When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.”‭‭John‬ ‭15:8‬ ‭ Ah, strawberries. There’s nothing like walking out to the garden and picking a pailful of juicy, sun warmed berries and literally enjoying the fruits of my labour. It’s one of the lovely perks of having aContinue reading “Pretty Little Thieves”

It Just Might Bite You in the Backside

“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:15‬ ‭ I’d never seen it before, to be honest. At least, that was my excuse at the time. I noticed the first few orange bumps on a small shrubby plant as I was walking by. Interested, I stoppedContinue reading “It Just Might Bite You in the Backside”

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

“Truly, I love your commands more than gold, even the finest gold.” Psalms‬ ‭119:127‬ ‭ I love the glitter of Christmas. The lights. The sparkle. The cheer and vibrancy of festive decor. But this year I’ve been reminded over and over again that the true value of Christmas is deeper. As the grinch would say,Continue reading “All That Glitters Is Not Gold”