In Perfect Peace

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭ I knew it when I stepped out of the door this morning. I knew it when I backed out of the garage. I really knew it when I did a few whoop-di-loops in the yardContinue reading “In Perfect Peace”

A Really Bright Night Light

“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ Ahhh, a good night’s sleep, that elusive delight. There’s just so much going on in these brains of ours, so many responsibilities and decisions and experiences and conversations to wade through and sort out, that theContinue reading “A Really Bright Night Light”

Waging The What If War

“Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:27‬ ‭ Ever been on the short end of a ‘what if’ fest? I’m sure you have. It’s stormy. The ‘what ifs’ go something like this: “What if I can’t get out of the garage? What if the roads are blown in? What ifContinue reading “Waging The What If War”

A Mouthful of Honey

“Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:24‬ ‭ Drat. I’d miscalculated. Again. Sigh. “Sorry, everyone. I’ve run out of papers. Looks like I didn’t copy enough. I just need to pop out and copy more. I’ll be right back.” I turned to leave, paper in hand, whenContinue reading “A Mouthful of Honey”

Seen

“For the Lord sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:21‬ ‭ I was seen today. Really seen. (In a good way. Read on. I mean it.) I was choosing the writing samples I wanted to use to highlight great writing today at the end of our wee writing class. IContinue reading “Seen”

Seen

“For the Lord sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:21‬ ‭ I was seen today. Really seen. (In a good way. Read on. I mean it.) I was choosing the writing samples I wanted to use to highlight great writing today at the end of our wee writing class. IContinue reading “Seen”

When It’s Hard to Breathe

“Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭150:6‬ ‭ Forest fires are raging to the east. An east wind brought evidence. It was hard to see very far. It smelled strongly of smoke. And for some, it was hard to breathe. We kept our little inside all day – thereContinue reading “When It’s Hard to Breathe”

Hotter Than Hades Harvest

“Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.”‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:7‬ ‭ They are healthy. They are a great texture. They are a bright colour. So why, might you ask, am I complaining about my peppers? And I am. I really am. Let me start at the beginning. WayContinue reading “Hotter Than Hades Harvest”

Because He Can

“You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:26‬ ‭ It’s canning season. Here is my canner, in the dry grass under a tree. Why, you ask? Let me tell you a story… All over the country, folks who like to gatherContinue reading “Because He Can”

The Temp

“The wind blows, and we are gone— as though we had never been here.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭103:16‬ ‭ She’s a real beauty, this daylily. She’s all that. And a bag of chips. But she doesn’t strut her stuff. She doesn’t twirl and sashay and make all the other flowers feel inferior. Not one bit. The thing is,Continue reading “The Temp”