Better, Not Bitter

“The wise are mightier than the strong, and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭24:5‬ ‭ Check out this tree. Hubby and I recently went canoeing on a local river, and we were soaking up the sun and sounds and sensations when I spotted this oddball. All of the other trees around it wereContinue reading “Better, Not Bitter”

Breaking the Ice

“There he told them, “Pray that you will not give in to temptation.””‭‭Luke‬ ‭22:40‬ ‭ It’s just so tempting. Cracking the ice on the puddles, I mean. This time of year, nightly frosts bring mornings replete with a lovely assortment of puddles covered with ice. Some crackles. Some snaps. Some is brittle and lacy. SomeContinue reading “Breaking the Ice”

Never Give Up

“One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭18:1‬ ‭ In my defence, it was an uphill battle. To a prairie girl born and raised, where everywhere is flat and nowhere is up, it was enough to get the heart rate up and thenContinue reading “Never Give Up”

Breaking Point

“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭ This tree had a breaking point. Years ago – many, by the looks of things –Continue reading “Breaking Point”

The Accelerated Program

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ I bought myself a new toy. A heat mat. Not a heating pad. A heat mat. It provides steady gentle heatContinue reading “The Accelerated Program”

The Things We Cannot See

“So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭ This is a lovely spot in spring – it faces south,Continue reading “The Things We Cannot See”

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”

Building Up the Muscles

“May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.”‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭ I want to start weight lifting. I thought I’d begin this week with 100 pounds, and then enter the Canadian Invitational meet this February in Montreal. Did I get you,Continue reading “Building Up the Muscles”

Let It Rule

“And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭ Melinda and Edward have been having a tiff. The siblings who are heirs to Canada’s largest telecommunications company are duking it out for controlContinue reading “Let It Rule”

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”