Sit in the Sun

“Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights— His faithful love endures forever. the sun to rule the day, His faithful love endures forever.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭136:7-8‬ ‭ My plants that need to stay indoors all winter tend to complain by this time of year. They tend to get etoliated, too. They tend to be what-now?Continue reading “Sit in the Sun”

I Know Who Wins

“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:7-9‬ ‭ Fourth Winter! You can’t make this stuff up. We are under another snowfallContinue reading “I Know Who Wins”

The Path of Least Persistence

“So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:4‬ ‭ Picture to yourself a stream. A pleasant early spring brook. All water – including what comes from the skies – is designed to obey gravity to the letter. Right now, that early spring sunContinue reading “The Path of Least Persistence”

Bibbity Bobbity Boo

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ Isn’t this little sweet? I think she’s lovely. So are flowers, mountain hikes, romantic gestures, friendship. PayContinue reading “Bibbity Bobbity Boo”

On Lamps and Such

“You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:28‬ ‭ I love sunsets. Sunsets through a magical canopy of lacy frost? *contented sigh* The glow of this particular sunset was so dazzling that I stopped and held up my hands in worship. I stared. I snapped photos. I thoughtContinue reading “On Lamps and Such”

Get a Grip

“So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:12‬ ‭ These charming lovelies are a variety of clematis called ‘Ville de Lyons’. Aren’t they pretty? They have an interesting habit. They grow by sending out twiny tendrils that sneak around twigs or branches – or fenceposts, in this case.Continue reading “Get a Grip”

Between a Rock and – Another Rock

“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ Look at her. She’s definitely between a rock and a hard place – er, another rock. This cute little brittle bladder-fern is doing what she does best – growing where noContinue reading “Between a Rock and – Another Rock”

Hold Your Head High

“But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.” Psalms‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭ Most columbines hold their heads up, seeking the sun. Not these beauties. For some reason, they – droop. Don’t get me wrong. They are gorgeous. They are unique. They definitely draw theContinue reading “Hold Your Head High”

Blown Around

“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:58‬ Whoa. That is a wicked, nasty wind out there. How do I know, you ask? I know because my mister decided it wouldContinue reading “Blown Around”

He Must Sure Love You a Lot!

“Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:17‬ ‭ “Whoa.” She stopped in mid flow, a frozen animation little who under regular circumstances is not still very often or forContinue reading “He Must Sure Love You a Lot!”