Living the Dream

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:12‬ ‭ “A unicorn!” This, of course, the response of a wee little when asked a very particular question. The question? ‘What would you like to be when you grow up?’ Who doesn’t want to be a unicorn? What aContinue reading “Living the Dream”

In Praise of Plans

“Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:91‬ ‭ Plans are good. I’m hatching one now, in fact. I’ve been working on it on and off for several months now. I’m planning a Poets Garden. And one poet I plan to honour is Wordsworth. So I want to plant daffodils!Continue reading “In Praise of Plans”

What’s Eating You?

“…and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:4‬ ‭ Behold, the glorious Hemipholiota populnea. The what now? I hear your confusion. Let me help you out. The hemipholiota populnea. You know. The mushroomy thingie growing in thisContinue reading “What’s Eating You?”

The Lesson of the Long Haul

“They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭126:6‬ ‭ It’s time. Fall bulbs are showing up in the stores. There are online catalogs aplenty. With fall weather comes fall planting season. Fall planting is fun – but not nearly as exciting as spring planting.Continue reading “The Lesson of the Long Haul”

It’s Time to Deadhead

“He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.”‭‭John‬ ‭15:2‬ ‭ It’s time. Pruners in hand, I walk the garden paths, watching for patches like this lovely clump of blue Veronica. There’s a lot of deadheading to do.Continue reading “It’s Time to Deadhead”

The Fungus Phenomenon

“So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:13‬ ‭ Odd. Distinctly odd. It’s been terribly dry this summer. I set up a sprinkler to water a patch of grass, to keepContinue reading “The Fungus Phenomenon”

One Thing

“Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.””‭‭Mark‬ ‭2:5‬ ‭ See these lovely yellow flowers? These are called ‘evening primroses’. I’ve never grown them before, so I needed to spend some quality time researching them. What light conditions do they like? What kind of soil? How close canContinue reading “One Thing”

Who Knew?

“God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.”‭‭John‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭ Look what I found! (You look puzzled. You don’t know what this is?) Interesting. (That’s okay. I didn’t know what it was either, until I looked it up.) It’s a wee patch of Field Bird’s Nest Fungus! Until yesterday I didn’tContinue reading “Who Knew?”

That Really Bites

“To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair…”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭61:3‬ ‭ “Why is there a rose on this willow bush?” Hubby was asking on our recent camping trip. Valid question. Why indeed? There wasn’t just one – thereContinue reading “That Really Bites”

The Temp

“The wind blows, and we are gone— as though we had never been here.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭103:16‬ ‭ She’s a real beauty, this daylily. She’s all that. And a bag of chips. But she doesn’t strut her stuff. She doesn’t twirl and sashay and make all the other flowers feel inferior. Not one bit. The thing is,Continue reading “The Temp”