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”

A Really Bright Night Light

“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ Ahhh, a good night’s sleep, that elusive delight. There’s just so much going on in these brains of ours, so many responsibilities and decisions and experiences and conversations to wade through and sort out, that theContinue reading “A Really Bright Night Light”

Waging The What If War

“Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:27‬ ‭ Ever been on the short end of a ‘what if’ fest? I’m sure you have. It’s stormy. The ‘what ifs’ go something like this: “What if I can’t get out of the garage? What if the roads are blown in? What ifContinue reading “Waging The What If War”

Face the Light

““ ‘ “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ’”‭‭Numbers‬ ‭6:24-26‬ ‭ I used to be able to walk through this arch. You know – upright. Not folded in half like a freshly launderedContinue reading “Face the Light”

A Whole New Way to Garden

“And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.”‭‭James‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭ Seeds are fascinating. No really. They are. They come in all shapes and sizes – some are sticky. Some are spiky. Others are minuscule, while still others are lumpy or ridged or equipped with wings. Some areContinue reading “A Whole New Way to Garden”