It Will Leave Its Mark

“Wisdom has built her house; she has carved its seven columns.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭9:1‬ ‭ The wind has left its mark. Look at that intricate masterpiece! This snowbank is sculpted by winds and scoured by gritty snow until it has taken in fantastical shapes and angles, cornices and columns. Amazing. How beautiful the finished product! How horrifyingContinue reading “It Will Leave Its Mark”

How to Get What You Really Want

“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:4‬ ‭ I got what I wanted! At long last, I was leaving Starbucks with a swagger. Gone the walk of shame, confused dismay a thing of the past. I. Did. It. WAHOO! 🤩 (Unless you know the history, you can’t quiteContinue reading “How to Get What You Really Want”

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”

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”

In Perfect Peace

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭ I knew it when I stepped out of the door this morning. I knew it when I backed out of the garage. I really knew it when I did a few whoop-di-loops in the yardContinue reading “In Perfect Peace”

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”

Getting Rich

“The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:22‬ You may not recognize rich when you see it, but I’m telling you – this is rich. This is my compost bin. It’s covered with snow right now, and isn’t doing a lot of active decomposing, but there’sContinue reading “Getting Rich”

A Very Lofty Position

“But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:12‬ ‭ It was, indeed, a very lofty position. I mean, I’ve never yet been able to walk level with this four foot fence (after first crawling through the opening under the arch, the ceiling of which I can’tContinue reading “A Very Lofty Position”

Terra Firma

“Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:165‬ ‭ January did not want to go down without a fight. It’s windy. It’s wild. It’s whipping snow around like we’re stuck sideways in a really big snow globe. So of course, Hubby has a plan. “Let’s go snowshoeing!” Ummm, wha? He’sContinue reading “Terra Firma”

A Word to the Wise

“But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.”‭‭James‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ What is wisdom, anyway? Ever thought about that much?Continue reading “A Word to the Wise”