So the Shame Won’t Stick

“No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25:3‬ ‭ It was – well, sticky. Seriously sticky. The kind of sticky where a paper towel just moves it around and makes the whole thing worse. Even a warm cloth seemedContinue reading “So the Shame Won’t Stick”

In Praise of Plans

“Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:91‬ ‭ Plans are good. I’m hatching one now, in fact. I’ve been working on it on and off for several months now. I’m planning a Poets Garden. And one poet I plan to honour is Wordsworth. So I want to plant daffodils!Continue reading “In Praise of Plans”

Liar, Liar, Heart on Fire

“Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing your instructions.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:29‬ ‭ Lying is a tricky thing. It can feel at times as though a wee ‘white lie’ here and there can ease tension or save someone pain. But we sure don’t like being lied to, do we? Me: “Why didContinue reading “Liar, Liar, Heart on Fire”

Fear Factor

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46:1-2‬ ‭ Ugh. My apologies to all you snake lovers out there, but double ugh. I just hate them. I mean, think about it. Scales. ForkedContinue reading “Fear Factor”

The Great Recycling Project

“Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:10‬ ‭ The three Rs. They are drilled into us. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. It’s a way of helping us to deal with a harsh reality – just by living,Continue reading “The Great Recycling Project”

The Recognition Factor

“O nations of the world, recognize the Lord; recognize that the Lord is glorious and strong.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭96:7‬ ‭ I was talking to a parent of one of my littles yesterday and we recognized a wild reality. Because I’ve only ever seen her in a mask, and she me, we didn’t think we’d be able toContinue reading “The Recognition Factor”

It Just Might Bite You in the Backside

“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:15‬ ‭ I’d never seen it before, to be honest. At least, that was my excuse at the time. I noticed the first few orange bumps on a small shrubby plant as I was walking by. Interested, I stoppedContinue reading “It Just Might Bite You in the Backside”

A Silly Wood Frog

““O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭13:34‬ ‭ Look who’s awake!! I know. I was surprised, too. I heard it rustling about in theContinue reading “A Silly Wood Frog”

Fill the Tank

“Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime.”‭‭John‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭ Oh, oh. *light blinks* Empty. Drat. I forgot to fill up with gas before I headed home from work yesterday, and today I’m heading out dangerously close to empty. I wonder how far I canContinue reading “Fill the Tank”

The Sticking Point

“There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:24‬ ‭ I wasn’t sure what I was looking for. I just knew I’d know it when I found it. Turns out, it found me. Wild licorice has been called ‘the original Velcro’ – and with good reason! WhiteContinue reading “The Sticking Point”