Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

“Suddenly, a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him. “Lord,” the man said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭8:2‬ ‭ “Do you want to go?” Wrong question. He should have asked, “Are you willing to go?” Because the two are very different. The first asks ifContinue reading “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way”

Faithful

“If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.”‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭ November. It has just arrived, like clockwork. Autumn with its shortened day length, dramatic foliage, and cooler temperatures, makes way for yet another change in the seasonal calendar – winter. Soon, daytime temperatures will fall below the freezingContinue reading “Faithful”

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”

Bud Break

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭ Today’s the day! *drum roll, please* It’s – BUD BREAK DAY! It’s a thing. It really is. Every spring, I wait for it with a longing that seems toContinue reading “Bud Break”

Just Like Licking Chocolate From the Wrapper

“And this hope [the hope of salvation] will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:5‬ ‭ Ahhh. Chocolate. Not just any chocolate – Swiss chocolate. With whole hazelnuts. Mmmmm, mmmmm, mmmmm. My favourite. ThisContinue reading “Just Like Licking Chocolate From the Wrapper”

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”

Deja Vu

“Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.””‭‭John‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭ The birthing process is nothing I’d repeat, frankly. Except I did. Twice. Most of us who are mamas are repeat customers. Surely we must be entirely forgetful to undergo such a hugely painful processContinue reading “Deja Vu”

The Rescue Mission

“For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:13-14‬ ‭ A daring proposition, that. The Rescue Mission. To go behind enemy lines on a rescue operation of this scale with an army was one thing.Continue reading “The Rescue Mission”

Blah, Blah, Blah

“For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭4:20‬ ‭ *cringe* This was not looking good. The lecturer was 12 minutes into the session, and still talking about himself as an introduction. It’s cool to have credentials. Even cooler to have interesting life experiencesContinue reading “Blah, Blah, Blah”

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”