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”

Losing My Religion

“The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.”‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭ Costumes. They can be a lot of fun! But they can also be very disturbing… See, a costume is just something you put on your outerContinue reading “Losing My Religion”

The Finest Gold

“Truly, I love your commands more than gold, even the finest gold.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:127‬ ‭ This ash tree is really putting on a show. She is dressed in gold – the very finest. Crimson ivy, a stone path, autumn sunshine, a pole fence, and you have a picture-perfect photo opp. It’s one of my very favouriteContinue reading “The Finest Gold”

The Lesson of the Long Haul

“They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭126:6‬ ‭ It’s time. Fall bulbs are showing up in the stores. There are online catalogs aplenty. With fall weather comes fall planting season. Fall planting is fun – but not nearly as exciting as spring planting.Continue reading “The Lesson of the Long Haul”

You Need to Stick Your Toes in the Grass

“Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭23:12‬ ‭ “…and I need to get things labelled, and figure out a new math program, and get calendars and booklets and materials printed when the photocopier isn’t working, and I need to – “ He just looked at me. “Go outside.” I stopped. “IContinue reading “You Need to Stick Your Toes in the Grass”

It’s Time to Deadhead

“He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.”‭‭John‬ ‭15:2‬ ‭ It’s time. Pruners in hand, I walk the garden paths, watching for patches like this lovely clump of blue Veronica. There’s a lot of deadheading to do.Continue reading “It’s Time to Deadhead”

Double Portion

“Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭61:7‬ ‭ Twins are pretty special. I mean, two babies developing in a womb at the same time? A double blessing. Just like these daylilies.Continue reading “Double Portion”

Examine the Evidence

“…but he never left them without evidence of himself and his goodness. For instance, he sends you rain and good crops and gives you food and joyful hearts.””‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭14:17‬ ‭ This just made me giggle. I’m riding my bike to the campground showers, and I spot this. A pile of decimated roseContinue reading “Examine the Evidence”

The Warning

“They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭19:11‬ ‭ Isn’t it cool? This pictograph, I mean. Our guide wasn’t sure how old they were. It’s one of many on the Churchill River system in northern Saskatchewan. They are drawings by indigenous peoples from long ago in redContinue reading “The Warning”

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”