Living the Dream

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:12‬ ‭ “A unicorn!” This, of course, the response of a wee little when asked a very particular question. The question? ‘What would you like to be when you grow up?’ Who doesn’t want to be a unicorn? What aContinue reading “Living the Dream”

Think Like a Goose

“I was there when he established the heavens, when he drew the horizon on the oceans.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭8:27‬ ‭ It’s go time. For the geese, that is. Millions of geese are on their way south from their nesting grounds in northern Saskatchewan, and a huge proportion of these will fly directly over my yard in theContinue reading “Think Like a Goose”

The Great Coverup

“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ It’s chilly. Frost is in the air. You can feel it. Any day now, we will get our first sharp frost of the season. Tender annuals will get nipped and turn black. Good-bye,Continue reading “The Great Coverup”

The Lesson of the Long Haul

“They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭126:6‬ ‭ It’s time. Fall bulbs are showing up in the stores. There are online catalogs aplenty. With fall weather comes fall planting season. Fall planting is fun – but not nearly as exciting as spring planting.Continue reading “The Lesson of the Long Haul”

It’s a Stamina Issue

“May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ.”‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭ What makes a quality education? How do you develop skills and knowledge in a way which sustains and builds what it takes to succeed? I work withContinue reading “It’s a Stamina Issue”

The Rules of Hide and Seek

“For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. ”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭32:7‬ ‭ Ready or not, here I come! I’m sure we’ve all experienced the thrill of a good old fashioned round of ‘Hide and Seek’. The Seeker counts loudly while giggles erupt and curtains swish andContinue reading “The Rules of Hide and Seek”

Three Cheers for Tired Mamas!

“It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world.”‭‭John‬ ‭16:21‬ Ah, motherhood. It’s just like this verse implies – it started with anguish, and then gets swallowed up with moments of joy.Continue reading “Three Cheers for Tired Mamas!”

Crushing It

“In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:29‬ ‭ If you tuned in today for some advice in the area of military techniques, you are going to be sorely disappointed. No military prowess here. And that’s a good thing!! I’m not a bad shot with aContinue reading “Crushing It”

The Great Recycling Project

“Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:10‬ ‭ The three Rs. They are drilled into us. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. It’s a way of helping us to deal with a harsh reality – just by living,Continue reading “The Great Recycling Project”

Rooting Willow Whips

“Wickedness never brings stability, but the godly have deep roots.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭12:3‬ ‭ I’m working on my living arches. Last year, a friend introduced me to the idea of ‘living fences’. I was intrigued. I researched. I planned. Then I went willow hunting. Willows have amazing properties. They root very easily. They are chuck full ofContinue reading “Rooting Willow Whips”