The Hobbler

“Then Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!” But the people were completely silent.”‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭18‬:‭21‬ ‭ Kch, kch, kch. To the stove, to put the pan on theContinue reading “The Hobbler”

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”

Feeling the Love

“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭8‬ ‭ The heavy fog every night lately has done wonders for the view in these parts. Magical feathers of rime frost, built layer upon layer, have turned the landscape into a winter wonderland toContinue reading “Feeling the Love”

Accessibility

“Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭2‬ ‭ Just before Christmas I enrolled in a new course. It was a surprise, last minute addition to my goals of lifelong learning. Because ofContinue reading “Accessibility”

Name Changer

“And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭1‬:‭21‬ ‭ I never knew until I had kids what a big deal it is. I mean, you’re trying to include both families. You’re dealing with another human (your partner) who has absolutelyContinue reading “Name Changer”

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”

Change

“He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:21‬ ‭ Change. It’s in the air. It’s in the way the days are shrinking short. It’s in the smell of dust and grain warmed byContinue reading “Change”

Running Over and Poured Into Your Lap

“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.””‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:38‬ Frost was predicted. It was time. To pick grapes, that is. With frost comes damageContinue reading “Running Over and Poured Into Your Lap”

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”