This tree stump and twigs will feed this flowerbed for years. I covered up the stump and twigs with rotting wood chips and will use topsoil when planting in spring.


The God of the universe looks upon those who are humble, those who tremble at his word.

“This is what the Lord says:

‘Heaven is My throne and the earth is the footstool for My feet.
Where then is a house you could build for Me?
And where is a place that [a]I may rest?
For My hand made all these things,
So all these things came into being,’ declares the Lord.
‘But I will look to this one,
At one who is humble and contrite in spirit, and who trembles at My word.”
– Isaiah 66:1-2


Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
Bound in affliction and irons—
Because they rebelled against the words of God,
And despised the counsel of the Most High,
Therefore He brought down their heart with labor;
They fell down, and there was none to help.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He saved them out of their distresses.
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
And broke their chains in pieces.
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
For He has broken the gates of bronze,
And cut the bars of iron in two.
-Psalm 107:10-16

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#OnlyJesus #JesusIsComing

Today I made a garden bed for my kitchen herbs using yard waste and rotting wood chips.


Over the holidays, I visited family in New Jersey. There are believers in NY/NJ, but there is also much unbelief and intolerance toward Christian values in this area of the US. Perhaps more interestingly, there are many Jewish people in NY/NJ. In fact, the population in Lakewood NJ is about 59% Jewish, making it home to one of the largest Jewish populations in the US.

In the last days, the Bible tells us God will bring the Jewish people back to Israel (Isaiah 11:11-12, Jeremiah 23:3-8, et. al.). While in NJ on this last trip, I kept wondering, What will cause so many Jewish people to leave their homes and return to the promised land? Either something big would have to happen in Israel to entice everyone back, or something catastrophic would have to occur in NY/NJ to push people out. Or both.

Perhaps the pandemic will worsen, or another plague will occur. Or perhaps the supply chain will collapse entirely, and Israel will promise life in abundance to those who return to the land. Or perhaps a natural disaster near the tri-state area will make life less bearable there. Or perhaps a series of events, or spikes in civil unrest, will cause people to progressively move out of the area. Or…insert your best guess here. Time will tell. God has already laid His plans, and His plans are perfect and good, even if they don’t make sense to our puny human minds.

In the meantime, we must watch and pray. I’m praying for everyone in the tri-state area, Jews and Gentiles alike. God wishes that none would perish, but that all would come to believe Jesus is The Messiah.

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