Sleeping During a Tractor Pull

“Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭116:7‬ ‭ “There are 2 RV parks in this community. Which would be better?” I asked. We were driving through and needed a place to park our trailer for the night. We didn’t need anything fancy – just a spotContinue reading “Sleeping During a Tractor Pull”

The Garden

“Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:8‬ ‭ This is my garden. Well, part of it. It’s been a work in progress for over 20 years. I plan. I plant. I dig up. I replant. I weed. I trim, prune,Continue reading “The Garden”

Stay Under Cover

“But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭5:11‬ ‭ My double flowering almond is really outdoing itself this spring. It’s positively smothered with pink blossoms. (Well, on that one branch, itContinue reading “Stay Under Cover”

Ready, Set, Grow!

“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:7‬ ‭ This lovely specimen pictured here is a peony. It is the first of its kind to poke out of theContinue reading “Ready, Set, Grow!”

Poking Through

“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”

Frenzy

“He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:2‬ ‭ As soon as we were out of the car, we could hear it. Water trickling. Following the sound, we encountered a faint path through the thick undergrowth. This led us gradually lower, a meandering trail lined with wildflowers. The soundContinue reading “Frenzy”

In Perfect Peace

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭ I knew it when I stepped out of the door this morning. I knew it when I backed out of the garage. I really knew it when I did a few whoop-di-loops in the yardContinue reading “In Perfect Peace”

Terra Firma

“Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:165‬ ‭ January did not want to go down without a fight. It’s windy. It’s wild. It’s whipping snow around like we’re stuck sideways in a really big snow globe. So of course, Hubby has a plan. “Let’s go snowshoeing!” Ummm, wha? He’sContinue reading “Terra Firma”

Of Bindings and Such

“Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:3‬ ‭ It was a glorious day – a day made for an outdoor adventure! So we called some friends who have recently taken up snowshoeing, and set off. But not before we had buckled up. Our snowshoes, I mean.Continue reading “Of Bindings and Such”

A Word to the Wise

“But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.”‭‭James‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ What is wisdom, anyway? Ever thought about that much?Continue reading “A Word to the Wise”