Eleven new daylilies. That’s what came home with me when I went to a friend’s garden to pick up one or two, maybe three.
In the hurry to put them into the ground in my own garden, quick decisions had to be made before the plants became stressed for lack of water and nourishment.
The prettiest one of them ended up between the garage and a large stand of rather tall cannas and a crape myrtle.
Why would I put them there? Continue reading “Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda – The game our hearts play”
What’s your favorite color? Chances are, if you are like the largest percentage of the population, it’s blue.
If you are a gardener, you are not in luck, if that’s the case. True blue color is not that common in the plant world. The color blue occurs in less than ten percent of the plant world’s 280,000 flowering species, according to a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University in Miami. Continue reading “True Blue”
Trust issues are understandable in a sinful world.
We’re accustomed to being let down. The pain resonates through the years and it can affect our entire perspective on the world. Continue reading “Getting past man’s failures to understand God’s promises”
“Fear Not…” (Matthew 10:28).
Have you ever known someone who seemingly had no fear? We can do two things with fear: we can charge at it like a bull, or recoil from it. We will utilize both of these responses depending on our own inclinations and experiences. We press toward some fears, while we shrink from others. Continue reading “Escaping the prison of fear”
“What do you want me to do for you?” (Mark 10:36, ESV) This is an interesting question for the omniscient Jesus to ask. Once he asked this in response to James and John, who wanted guaranteed positions of authority when Jesus’ kingdom was finally established. Another time, (Matthew 20:29-43; Mark 10:46-52; Luke 18:35-43) Jesus asked this of two blind men, who were calling out for him as he passed by. There is quite a contrast between these two incidents, and Jesus’ answers to them. In the first instance, Jesus told James and John they really had no idea what they … Continue reading What do you want?
We must trust that God knows what he is doing Continue reading Quicksand
Standing firm in the faith binds us to God Continue reading Rejecting God
The godly can soar in Christ… Continue reading Blown by
God helps us maneuver through the spiritual dangers of life. Continue reading Faith and the unknown