Signs of Spring

“Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭ Aren’t these wee flowers just like a burst of spring sunshine? They’ve bravely poked their nosesContinue reading “Signs of Spring”

Of Camels and Needles

“Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭19:26‬ ‭ You see it, right? The sheer impossibility of it? It’s April. It’s time for bunnies and chicks and cavorting in the grass. But – what grass? Oh. That grass. The grass buried under six feetContinue reading “Of Camels and Needles”

The Reality of What We Hope For

“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬ It was snowing. Again. I gestured toward the window and told my kitties to check out what the weather was doing. “The weather has changed again. It looks more like winter out thee than spring!” MyContinue reading “The Reality of What We Hope For”

In a Tight Spot

“The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:17‬ ‭ This is the beginning of our regular snowshoeing route – a quick clatter through the culvert beneath the highway, then on along the creek bottom. It’s a lovely trail. Having brought friends out thisContinue reading “In a Tight Spot”

It Will Leave Its Mark

“Wisdom has built her house; she has carved its seven columns.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭9:1‬ ‭ The wind has left its mark. Look at that intricate masterpiece! This snowbank is sculpted by winds and scoured by gritty snow until it has taken in fantastical shapes and angles, cornices and columns. Amazing. How beautiful the finished product! How horrifyingContinue reading “It Will Leave Its Mark”

A Very Lofty Position

“But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:12‬ ‭ It was, indeed, a very lofty position. I mean, I’ve never yet been able to walk level with this four foot fence (after first crawling through the opening under the arch, the ceiling of which I can’tContinue reading “A Very Lofty Position”

Sacred Garments

“Make sacred garments for Aaron that are glorious and beautiful.”‭‭Exodus‬ ‭28:2‬ ‭ See my Virginia creeper? She’s dressed for a party! She sure is pretty today. I stopped to admire her. And then, it hit me. For hours, she was battered and blasted by blizzard winds. I experienced but a part of what that entailed,Continue reading “Sacred Garments”

Terra Firma

“Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:165‬ ‭ January did not want to go down without a fight. It’s windy. It’s wild. It’s whipping snow around like we’re stuck sideways in a really big snow globe. So of course, Hubby has a plan. “Let’s go snowshoeing!” Ummm, wha? He’sContinue reading “Terra Firma”

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”

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”