Take a Deep Breath

“Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭150:6‬ ‭ Breathing is an entirely lovely thing. You do it every day. Multiple times per minute, actually – and I bet you never thought twice about it. I did this week. Let me explain. I’m fresh off a nasty sinus cold. YouContinue reading “Take a Deep Breath”

When Third Winter Has You By the Throat

“Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God! Now I am deeply discouraged, but I will remember you…”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭42:5-6‬ ‭ Even those familiar with Third Winter can’t help but be frosted by it. Seriously. The sunContinue reading “When Third Winter Has You By the Throat”

Crying Over [Unspilled] Milk

“As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭6:1‬ ‭ Little: “I didn’t get any milk today!” *deep, heart-wrenching sobs* Me: “Do you think all the milk has disappeared from the school?” Little (startled): “No.” *sniff* Me: “I wonder. If there is stillContinue reading “Crying Over [Unspilled] Milk”

Oops, I Did It Again

“But the people would not listen and continued to follow their former practices.”‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭17:40‬ ‭ “Aaaaaaaaaah!” The frustrated yell comes from the basement. I giggle. I know exactly what it means. OOPS. I did it again. My canning shelves are in the basement. For years, there has been a string pull for the lightContinue reading “Oops, I Did It Again”

Work Wardrobe

“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭ What are you wearing to work? Those of you who need to be outside in the elements will dress differently than those who will stay indoors all day. The onesContinue reading “Work Wardrobe”

An Excellent Adventure

“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 ‭ Whoever shot this arrow had excellent aim, wouldn’t you say? That’s one way to illustrate the wordContinue reading “An Excellent Adventure”

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”

Clean it Up

“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 ‭ Fourth in the positive thinking lineup is pure. One way to relate to that term is byContinue reading “Clean it Up”

Held in High Honour

“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 ‭ Yesterday, we looked at what it means steer our thinking into what is true. Today, we lookContinue reading “Held in High Honour”