Drip, Drip

“I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.’”‭‭Hosea‬ ‭10:12‬ ‭ Icicles! Drip, drip. I’ve never been more happy to see themContinue reading “Drip, Drip”

The Predator’s Bite

“Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, marauders from Midian, Amalek, and the people of the east would attack Israel…”‭‭Judges‬ ‭6:3‬ ‭ Some days start better than others. Yesterday’s start was – well, the saying “This bites!” comes to mind. And it does. Literally. There has been a herd of deer hanging around this neck ofContinue reading “The Predator’s Bite”

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”

Sometimes, We Need to Feel Small

““God is so great—higher than the heavens, higher than the farthest stars.”‭‭Job‬ ‭22:12‬ ‭ See Hubby in this pic? No? Well, he does look rather – er, small. Six feet tall in his boots, he is rather dwarfed by this lovely 60 foot spruce. We were delighted to spend some quality time with the treesContinue reading “Sometimes, We Need to Feel Small”

It’s the Thought That Counts

“How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭139:17‬ ‭ I spotted them right away. A wee trio of ‘Sweethearts’ candy, their messages displayed prominently on their cheerful faces. Aw. Hubby had placed them there for me to find at breakfast time – he leaves for work before I’m upContinue reading “It’s the Thought That Counts”

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”

Frenzy

“He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:2‬ ‭ As soon as we were out of the car, we could hear it. Water trickling. Following the sound, we encountered a faint path through the thick undergrowth. This led us gradually lower, a meandering trail lined with wildflowers. The soundContinue reading “Frenzy”

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”

Firmly Fixed

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭ “This seems a good spot. Let’s try here,” Hubby declared. The fishing commenced. (He fished. I read.) But something seemed amiss. “Are we drifting?” I asked, taking a quick look around. “Can’t be. I droppedContinue reading “Firmly Fixed”

A Prince for the Paupers

“He has brought down princes from their thrones and exalted the humble.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭1:52‬ ‭ It’s a tale of rags to riches. Actually, wait. It’s a take of riches to rags, truth be told. Think about it. God, adored in heaven by countless angelic beings, coming to earth to be born in a barn. It doesn’tContinue reading “A Prince for the Paupers”