Well Sitting

Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. John 4:6 NKJV This picture of Jesus’s humanity where scripture says He became weary, and when He did, He rested, encourages me. This was a divinely appointed rest. Christ had pushed Himself … Continue reading Well Sitting

Precious

It was a deliciously quiet and restive moment of reading in our usually hectic week when my husband and I were startled by a loud bang. Swivelling our necks in unison toward the row of family room windows, we saw a small object drop to the ground. Birds often fly into our large living room … Continue reading Precious

Desert Places

Have you ever been in a desert place? You know, when life feels dry, empty of joy or purpose. Seasons where day-to-day we go through the motions but feel lifeless inside.  We still believe in God, but He appears to be distant. Many years ago, I had the opportunity to go to Tucson, Arizona. As … Continue reading Desert Places

Cracked Jars

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.”            Psalm 84:6-7 NIV With … Continue reading Cracked Jars

That Christmas Feeling

The decorations are all down and lovingly tucked away in their respective boxes. Walking into my restored living room, the ghost of my beautiful, twinkling, ornamented tree lingers in the corner of my eye and I sigh longingly. Christmas has always been my favourite time of year. Brightly coloured decorations and lights bring pleasure to … Continue reading That Christmas Feeling

Cabbage Patch Kid

Do you remember back in the mid-1980s when the Cabbage Patch doll came out? They became a huge success and I remember people lining up at Christmas frantic to 'adopt' one for their child. It became madness with people fighting each other for the last one on the shelf, stealing them from other people's carts … Continue reading Cabbage Patch Kid

Shields Up!

Out of the pitch black of a hidden chamber, within the large cavern, the bristle-haired spindly legs slowly tapped out unseen by the young couple. The beam from their flashlight could not reach far enough to see the abnormally huge bulbous body that those legs dragged out behind them. As the giant radiation mutated black … Continue reading Shields Up!

Quiet Waters

The wooden deck creaks slightly beneath my deck chair. Reflected trees, sky and clouds shimmer on the smooth surface of the lake. A slight breeze whispers across its surface causing mild ripples that travel languidly to the shore. There is no splash in response, no sound of water lapping, just a visible representation of movement. … Continue reading Quiet Waters

Black Fly Lies

Our blue van disappeared around the bend in the dirt road, with my family safe inside. The quiet of the clearing pressed in on me as it sunk in that I was all alone and defenceless. Looking at the flat tire on the tent trailer sitting behind me, I wondered how long it would take … Continue reading Black Fly Lies

Fallen Leaves

"For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God."Romans 8:20-21 Fireworks of colour explode amidst a landscape … Continue reading Fallen Leaves