Isaiah 61:3 "To grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,the oil of gladness instead of mourning,the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.” ESV Squirrels are eighty-percent unsuccessful… Continue reading Treeplanter


When Life Turns Green

From the archives: Romans 8:26-27 “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.  And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will… Continue reading When Life Turns Green

His Nature Made Peace with Ours

~an oldie but goodie from 2014! Ephesians 2:14 “For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility…” ESV             I was taking our new dog for a walk.  He saw something and bolted fast enough that I lost hold of the… Continue reading His Nature Made Peace with Ours

Perception Translation

Psalm 18:25-26 “With the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless; with the purified you show yourself pure; and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.”  ESV     “Emotional quotient (EQ) is the capacity of individuals to recognize their own, and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different… Continue reading Perception Translation