Undivided

“Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭86‬:‭11‬ ‭ I like compartments. You know. Like, when I buy a purse, I always buy the one with the most zippers and pockets and places to stash stuff inside. And storage?Continue reading “Undivided”

Feeling the Love

“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭8‬ ‭ The heavy fog every night lately has done wonders for the view in these parts. Magical feathers of rime frost, built layer upon layer, have turned the landscape into a winter wonderland toContinue reading “Feeling the Love”

The Tuner

“O Lord, do good to those who are good, whose hearts are in tune with you.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭125‬:‭4‬ ‭ “So what are you doing now?” I asked. Be careful what you ask for. He spoke as he worked. But I don’t think it was English. It was a lot of numbers. And Hertz. Wavelengths, and vibrations,Continue reading “The Tuner”

All in the Eyes of the Tea Maker

“For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15‬:‭15‬ ‭ My tea experiences lately have been rather – instructive. See, a few days ago, I was sitting in a coffee shop with my Mister and my daughter. A steaming Kashmiri chai was before me. Good company, goodContinue reading “All in the Eyes of the Tea Maker”

Reflections

“Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭5‬ ‭ Idyllic. Not many of life’s moments are that, if you haven’t noticed yet. This one was one of those that make you catch your breath because you know you are in the presence of the holy. The wind was negligible. The tamaracks were nearingContinue reading “Reflections”

Between a Rock and a Cliff

“He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:33‬ ‭ I was pumped. An adventure was ahead. I set off jaunty, steps light, following Hubby along a delightful stream in the Rocky Mountains. I mused happily on the lighting (which was dappled in all the right places), theContinue reading “Between a Rock and a Cliff”

Treasure Hunt

“In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭ Aha! (You’ll have to read that with a boisterous, piratey sort of triumph, if you will.) AHA! (More throaty. Like a growl. There you go.) Lookee here. Juicy, delectable raspberries in the peak of ripeness. But more than that – these tenderContinue reading “Treasure Hunt”

Harvest of Blessing

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭ It’s time. Harvest time, that is. The carrots and beets are rooting. The berries are fruiting. The cucumbers are vining. The beans are beaning. The peasContinue reading “Harvest of Blessing”

That Burns

“But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.””‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:13-14‬ ‭ Ouch. See those blisters? I got them one day working out in the garden.Continue reading “That Burns”

Mistaken

“Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭19:2‬ ‭ Okay. I’m a little embarrassed. I mean, how many times did I tell myself I wouldn’t do it – only to do it? Perhaps I should explain. This March, I started some kangaroo apple plants from seed I had collected from – you guessedContinue reading “Mistaken”