Undivided

“Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭86‬:‭11‬ ‭ I like compartments. You know. Like, when I buy a purse, I always buy the one with the most zippers and pockets and places to stash stuff inside. And storage?Continue reading “Undivided”

The Frankenstein Faux Pas

“And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3‬:‭18‬ ‭ Ah, littles. They’re just so – well, little. I mean, their take on life is rather innocent. There’s a lot they don’t know yet. And when they fillContinue reading “The Frankenstein Faux Pas”

Shove Harder

“And she brought forth her firstborn son; and she wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭2‬:‭7‬ ‭ They just won’t fit. And yet, I had just pulled the boxes out. They certainly should go back in. Perhaps some sterner stuffContinue reading “Shove Harder”

All in the Eyes of the Tea Maker

“For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15‬:‭15‬ ‭ My tea experiences lately have been rather – instructive. See, a few days ago, I was sitting in a coffee shop with my Mister and my daughter. A steaming Kashmiri chai was before me. Good company, goodContinue reading “All in the Eyes of the Tea Maker”

Reflections

“Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭5‬ ‭ Idyllic. Not many of life’s moments are that, if you haven’t noticed yet. This one was one of those that make you catch your breath because you know you are in the presence of the holy. The wind was negligible. The tamaracks were nearingContinue reading “Reflections”

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”