Close Beside Me

“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:4‬ ‭ To say it was unexpected was a bit of an understatement. To be honest, it had never happened before. Being a novelty, it felt ratherContinue reading “Close Beside Me”

Frostbite

“He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭147:3‬ ‭ It’s distinctly odd that ‘frostbite’ should burn. Now, don’t get your undies in a knot. It’s just a touch, and only on my nose (the skin of which is starting to peel), and I’m certain my prognosis is life. It’s just that it was aContinue reading “Frostbite”

An Ice Issue

“Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:12‬ ‭ *shiver* This wee stream was trickling happily a few days ago. Today, not so much. It held out for as long as it could, but it was rather inevitable. A twenty five degree drop in temperature is pretty hard toContinue reading “An Ice Issue”

A Grace Filled Fall

“When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:14-15‬ ‭ Ever trip on nothing? Catch an edge of your shoe on perfectly flat ground? Had your ankle suddenly give out on you and toss you into the bushes?Continue reading “A Grace Filled Fall”

Long Live the Crumbs!

“Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting—and conflict.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:1‬ ‭ Ever been in on a good bickering? I have. Awwww-kward! You can feel your toes scrunch up inside your socks. It’s like snaggly fingernails grating down a chalkboard. You don’t know where to look or what to do andContinue reading “Long Live the Crumbs!”

It Just Might Bite You in the Backside

“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:15‬ ‭ I’d never seen it before, to be honest. At least, that was my excuse at the time. I noticed the first few orange bumps on a small shrubby plant as I was walking by. Interested, I stoppedContinue reading “It Just Might Bite You in the Backside”

Work Wardrobe

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭ What are you wearing to work? Those of you who need to be outside in the elements will dress differently than those who will stay indoors all day. The onesContinue reading “Work Wardrobe”

Thy Kingdom Come

“May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭ The Lord’s Prayer. I bet you’ve got it memorized. But did you ever think about what it means? Thy kingdom come… Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. WhyContinue reading “Thy Kingdom Come”

A Whole New Way to Bank

““My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,” John‬ ‭17:20‬ ‭ Those vaults, though. Deep. Dark. Secret. Locked tight, these – complex sugars created back in early summer when the leaves were bright with promise have been gradually deposited into the plant’s bankContinue reading “A Whole New Way to Bank”