God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways – But He Still Loves Us

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. - Isaiah 55:8 In times like these, it can be tempting to doubt the goodness and wisdom of God. But, as the above Scripture reminds us, his ways are not ours. Therein lies one of the fundamentals of our faith:… Continue reading God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways – But He Still Loves Us

On Dealing with Nasty Viruses & Other Setbacks

For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again. – Proverbs 24:16a My family and I are grateful to be recovering from a nasty flu virus. After nearly two weeks off from regular exercise, my daughter and I did a circuit workout this morning that included pull-ups. I was not surprised that I could do far fewer than before I had… Continue reading On Dealing with Nasty Viruses & Other Setbacks

Sent Into the Storm

And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. - Matthew 14:22 After miraculously feeding five thousand men and their families, Jesus compelled his disciples to board a boat and cast off from shore. Meanwhile, he sent the… Continue reading Sent Into the Storm

The Transformative Power of Poo

Yes, you read right. Poo has the power to transform. We’ve had a little flock of chickens for several years, and we have accumulated quite a pile of manure-laden straw cleaned from their coop. Last spring, we spread the composted straw and manure mixture over my perennial flower beds. It was a dirty and laborious… Continue reading The Transformative Power of Poo

Thoughts of Peace & An Expected End

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye… Continue reading Thoughts of Peace & An Expected End

Artful Neglect

In our home school room, a collection of African violets in little terra cotta pots sits in a row on one of our desks. I love everything about these pretty plants, from their compact growing habit to their nearly constant blooms in many hues, from pastels to jewel tones.     But, beautiful though they… Continue reading Artful Neglect