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Where Are You Hiding?

“You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word.” Psalm 119:114 After a long year of not seeing my kids and grandkids who live in Seattle, my house is suddenly filled with laughter, fun and busy activity. A three-week visit has brought many new memories to carry us for another season. Our quiet lives were not accustomed to all the loud talking, screaming, laughter, running and play. I knew I was going a little crazy when I was trying to figure out how to hide under the tiny table with my fluffy little Shih Tzu. The abundance of space in our house made for a wonderful hide and seek game. Doors swung wide and every little nook and cranny provided perfect hiding places. It was obvi

Taste and See - Part 2

"Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8 Today, I continue with part two of last week’s blog, Taste and See. (Click here to read.) The bucket of my heart is full of the goodness of the Lord. Once again I encourage you to take as much as you want for yourself. I agree with the psalmist of Psalm 107:9: “How He satisfies the souls of thirsty ones and fills the hungry with all that is good!” His GOODNESS goes on and on. It is never ending. I know it is hard to believe but His goodness chases us down. He longs to bless you with all of Himself. His GRACE is absolutely the best. It covers me like a blanket. It is God’s unmerited favor. I love

Taste and See

“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8 The garden lessons of the summer have been rich and deep for me. This morning finds me with a bucket full and overflowing. During these last couple weeks of summer I would just like to share some incredible truths that are sown into my heart and bringing forth glorious fruit. You can take it for yourself if you choose. A wonderful experience from many years ago comes to mind as I type these words. A friend invited a group of women to spend the weekend at her daughter’s house on the lake. It was a weekend filled with joy, fun and unforgettable experiences with the Lord. Before going to bed on Sat

Dig It Up

"Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flows the springs of life." Proverbs 4:23 I heard my garden neighbor say she had to dig up an entire section of good plants because something was wrong in the soil. To my eye all looked well. She pointed out the yellow leaves on the plants, but it didn’t look so bad to me. The plants appeared to hold so much promise of good fruit. Couldn’t she just spray the plants and carry on? As a Master Gardner she knew good soil is the treasure and only good soil will produce good crops. So early she arose the next morning to attack the problem with a vengeance. After the plants were removed the soil was tested and found to have a fungus that had to

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