Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

“The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭11:30‬ ‭ It’s planting season. Despite our piles of snow and the cool weather, spring is indeed -er, springing. It’s slow. It’s crawling in at a snail’s pace. But it’s on its way. Hence the seeds. Seeds are so amazing.Continue reading “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?”

All Dried Up

“Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’””‭‭John‬ ‭7:38‬ ‭ They don’t look like much. Some of you may not believe me when I tell you all that stands between these dried out lumps and gorgeous flowers is time, soil –Continue reading “All Dried Up”

Multiplication

“For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:10‬ ‭ I’ve been doing some multiplying lately. Not beefing up my times tables – I haveContinue reading “Multiplication”

The Accelerated Program

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ I bought myself a new toy. A heat mat. Not a heating pad. A heat mat. It provides steady gentle heatContinue reading “The Accelerated Program”

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”

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”