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”

The Big Thaw

“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭ That sunshine, though. It could melt even the hardest heart. Or could it?Continue reading “The Big Thaw”

Disposal Service

““Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight. Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of sin.””‭‭Romans‬ ‭4:7-8‬ ‭ See the flowers in this photo? The blue ones, the tall spikes to the right. Those are delphiniums. I have a rather love/hate relationshipContinue reading “Disposal Service”