Peacemakers

“God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:9‬ ‭ I’m sure you’ve had the chance to observe human nature, whether from afar or a-close. Ahem. Sorry. I couldn’t resist. Anyway, I’m sure you’ve noticed something about peace. Like, that it’s rather unnatural. Think about it. IContinue reading “Peacemakers”

That Stinks!

“She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:7‬ ‭ They placed him on my chest – a wet, wiggling, precious package. My son. My firstborn. Hubby and I may have felt that weContinue reading “That Stinks!”

Live as People of Light

“For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭ She’s looking rather – brilliant, isn’t she? Glowing, one might say. She’s got that something extra, that joie de vie, that sense of being lit from within. It rather makes one’s breathContinue reading “Live as People of Light”

Light Eaters

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”‭‭John‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭ “Everyone hold onto the rail please. I’m going to turn off the lights. You’ve never seen darkness like this in your life – it’s important that you be grounded and safe while the lights are off. Ready?” And – yep.Continue reading “Light Eaters”

Living the Dream

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:12‬ ‭ “A unicorn!” This, of course, the response of a wee little when asked a very particular question. The question? ‘What would you like to be when you grow up?’ Who doesn’t want to be a unicorn? What aContinue reading “Living the Dream”

How Strange!

“Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you.”‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭4:12‬ ‭ We were enjoying a lovely family hike in the river valley when I first noticed it. There seemed to be a white powdery substance on the ground, rather reminiscent of aContinue reading “How Strange!”

When the Snow Piles Up

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭50:20‬ ‭ Oh. My. That storm that blew in? It left something behind. Snow! Lots of it. Hubby is still out there, pushing and blowing and clearing allContinue reading “When the Snow Piles Up”

“Teacher, Teacher!”

“And don’t let anyone call you ‘Teacher,’ for you have only one teacher, the Messiah.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:10‬ ‭ “Hi, Teacher!” Yep. Again. And another. “Hi, Teacher!” *giggle, grin* Plus one with a little extra ‘something’. “Teacher!” *warm hug* You may think this was the response after Christmas holidays, or even a long weekend. Nope. My littlesContinue reading ““Teacher, Teacher!””

When the Storm Blows In

“When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:25‬ ‭ I can hear it. The wind, I mean. It’s starting to pick up already. By the time you are reading this, the snow will be swirling, creating what we euphemistically call ‘winter driving conditions’. Quote-unquote.Continue reading “When the Storm Blows In”

Mirrors are Meant to be Looked At

“For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:23‬ ‭ She was so friendly! The lady at the door, I mean. She smiled wide. She was animated. She was attentive. Every possible social cue I was picking up on was pointing in theContinue reading “Mirrors are Meant to be Looked At”