Temptation

"Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him." (Jeremiah 1:12 ESV) "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."...

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The Bug Spray

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." (Psalm 119:105 NIV)Bugs, bugs, bugs are everywhere this summer: in our hair, in our eyes, in our mouths, in the house, in the car, under our clothes, in the bed. A person just can't get away from them! I have...

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Passing the Test

"Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands." (Deuteronomy 8:2 NIV) "Then the Lord said to Moses, 'I will rain down...

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Dirty Laundry

"Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow." (Psalm 51:7 NIV)Back in the day, a housewife doing her weekly laundry the good old-fashioned way knew when her clothes were clean. Through various iterations of laundry methods...

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The Return of the Mouse

"Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men." (Ephesians 4:8 KJV)During the summer I have repaired the greenhouse’s fence side broken glass.  In so doing I have closed the entrance for the mice who set up home in...

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the Encounter

The Honk Around Canada Day Parade was over and seeing as it was such a lovely day, I decided to take the dogs for a run. I loaded my three-year-old granddaughter into the stroller, gathered up the dogs and away we went.  As we were walking Ade asked several times if...

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