That Burns

“But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.””‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:13-14‬ ‭ Ouch. See those blisters? I got them one day working out in the garden.Continue reading “That Burns”

Caught Red Handed

“But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”‭‭1 John‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭ “Excuse me, Mrs. Lowes.” I turned to face the owner of the polite interruption. I had been explaining something to what I assumed was an engaged andContinue reading “Caught Red Handed”

Not Finished Yet

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭ Ding-dilly-ding-bling-a-blingy-blingy-ding! Or some such. (Cue dryer cycle grand finale ring tone.) So of course I expected dry clothes. Nope. Not even close. Odd. I checked the clock. More oddities. It was only maybe 15 minutes sinceContinue reading “Not Finished Yet”

Sparkling White

““Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭1:18‬ ‭ If you’ve never seen a Saskatchewan frost, you haven’t seen white. Not really. It almost hurts, thatContinue reading “Sparkling White”

That Really Stinks!

“You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:26‬ ‭ It’s almost Thanksgiving! Which means decorating the church. Which means bringing out the tubs of beautiful fall decor I have collected over the years. Which means opening the lids of the containers.Continue reading “That Really Stinks!”

Double Portion

“Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭61:7‬ ‭ Twins are pretty special. I mean, two babies developing in a womb at the same time? A double blessing. Just like these daylilies.Continue reading “Double Portion”

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”

Because He Can

“You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:26‬ ‭ It’s canning season. Here is my canner, in the dry grass under a tree. Why, you ask? Let me tell you a story… All over the country, folks who like to gatherContinue reading “Because He Can”

What’s Under the Lid?

“Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭51:10‬ ‭ I should have known better, I really should. I’ve been around the block a time or two, after all. It almost made me retch. For real. Let me set the stage for you. I don’t do dishes every day.Continue reading “What’s Under the Lid?”

Something Rotten in the State of Saskatchewan

“For God’s will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:10‬ ‭ See that? All you who live in warmer climes and dream of snow – flakes falling like magical unicorn fluff from a starry heaven while carollers revel and handsome fellasContinue reading “Something Rotten in the State of Saskatchewan”