The Marshmallow Test

“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27:14‬ ‭ What’s better than a marshmallow around the fire? Two marshmallows around the fire, of course. Years ago, Oprah had a special guest on her talk show to illustrate the marshmallow principle. Which went something like this: Several childrenContinue reading “The Marshmallow Test”

Oops, I Did It Again

“But the people would not listen and continued to follow their former practices.”‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭17:40‬ ‭ “Aaaaaaaaaah!” The frustrated yell comes from the basement. I giggle. I know exactly what it means. OOPS. I did it again. My canning shelves are in the basement. For years, there has been a string pull for the lightContinue reading “Oops, I Did It Again”

Work Wardrobe

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭ What are you wearing to work? Those of you who need to be outside in the elements will dress differently than those who will stay indoors all day. The onesContinue reading “Work Wardrobe”

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”

In Blows the Blizzard

““He directs the snow to fall on the earth and tells the rain to pour down.”‭‭Job‬ ‭37:6‬ ‭ I’ve double checked and triple checked the forecast. It still says snow. And lots of it. Enough to qualify for a winter storm warning from Environment Canada. High winds and plenty of the white stuff mean lowContinue reading “In Blows the Blizzard”

The Waiting Game

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭62:5‬ ‭ ‘Waiting is not easy…’, says one of my littles quite often. He’s referencing the title of a Mo Willems book that my class particularly enjoys in which an elephant named Gerald has to wait all day for hisContinue reading “The Waiting Game”

It’s All Over. Or Is It?

“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead.” Ephesians‬ ‭2:4-5‬ ‭ That’s it, folks. That frost last night was a real killer. We had a good long run. ThereContinue reading “It’s All Over. Or Is It?”

Planning For Harvest

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭ I invested in my future today. I planted some lilies. I added compost, dug them in nice and deep, and watered them well. They will rootContinue reading “Planning For Harvest”

Plan B

“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭ I really, really wanted a baked potato with my pork chops. Not usually a challenge of epic proportions, you say? It is if you are camping and forgot the foil. It took a fewContinue reading “Plan B”

While We Wait

“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭27:14‬ ‭ So. Exciting. Can’t wait for those red boots. Ok. They aren’t here yet. *weeks go by* They’ll be here shortly. I know it. *months go by* Ok. I didn’t know then that they were coming from China. IContinue reading “While We Wait”