Hidden Potential…

As posted on Green Garden Therapy.com where you can find Lilka in the garden. For the twenty years I’ve lived in my home, I assumed the trees in my backyard are some variety of maple based on the shape of the leaves and their brilliant fall color. Only recently did I realize that they areContinue reading “Hidden Potential…”

Time…

Fall back, spring forward. More than a reminder for my clock each year, these words describe the cycles of life. Falling back hurts. Failed relationships, financial ruin, illnesses, and disappointments are painful. Setbacks can leave us so scarred and scared that we fail to notice God’s restoration. It is difficult to see the beauty inContinue reading “Time…”

Love…

The greatest of the commandments instruct us to love God and each other. The Bible defines love in many ways; however, love is never defined as is easy. Love never fails. God never fails. Love suffers long and is kind. God suffers long and is kind.     It is difficult to suffer long and be kindContinue reading “Love…”

Dark Places…

For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13 NKJV Dormancy is defined as “a state of suspended animation.” In botany, it means “not actively growing but protected from the environment.” I’d been in a state of relative dormancy the past two years, tucked away and in the dark.Continue reading “Dark Places…”

Fruitful?

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 NIV I finally grasped the difference between busy and fruitful at some point in the last few years. I once ran myself ragged trying to do far too much and none of it toContinue reading “Fruitful?”

What Are You Searching For?

Seek the Lord while he may be found;     call on him while he is near.  Isaiah 55:6 NIV But may all who seek you     rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say,     “The Lord is great!”  Psalms 40:16 NIV Glory in his holy name;     let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.  Look to the Lord and hisContinue reading “What Are You Searching For?”

Time…

Timing is everything. Or, at the very least it is mighty important. Time is quoted in the Bible hundreds of times. The NIV cites “time” eight hundred and eighty-eight times! I have a strange relationship with time. There have been times in my life I was quite short on time. As a result, I don’tContinue reading “Time…”

Mother’s Day…

Two words that evoke love or dread. Mother’s Day. This weekend, mothers of all capacities will be celebrated. There are mothers to be and new moms engulfed in the glow of their newfound status. There are also mothers mourning the unimaginable loss of children born and unborn. This will be the second year without myContinue reading “Mother’s Day…”

Dark Places…

Easter weekend found me giving more than a bit of thought to “Silent Saturday.” Other than egg hunts as a kid, little attention was given to the Saturday before Easter. Yet, these many years later, I suspect there are more “Silent Saturdays” in our lives than repentant Fridays or Sunday resurrections. Perhaps, when things lookContinue reading “Dark Places…”