New Hope

My garden isn’t looking so green these days. The dead of winter has left it a mere remnant of its former self. The frigid temperatures experienced here last month, the lowest in twenty years, didn’t help either. Even my typically hardy pansies succumbed to the frigid temperatures. Just when I thought I needed to dump… Continue reading New Hope

This Is Only a Test…

When I was a kid, one of the most annoying frustrations was to be sitting in front of the television watching Saturday cartoons only to have the EBS break up my bliss and declare, “This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test. In the event of a true emergency…”… Continue reading This Is Only a Test…

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 are… Continue reading Hidden Potential…

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 to… Continue 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 his… Continue reading What Are You Searching For?