I Love Fall

I Love Fall I love fall! Everything about it appeals: the crisp early mornings, the crunch of dead leaves beneath my feet. Who can resist pumpkin spice and hot apple cider? The cooler weather is invigorating and makes me want to go outside and be more active. I love the deep red and orange ofContinue reading “I Love Fall”

So Many Souls

So Many Souls One Sunday morning the members of my Sunday school class went prayer walking.  Several small groups walked the nearby neighborhoods.  Some stopped at each intersection to pray aloud together.  My group walked silently, praying as we went.  As my two partners and I walked our route, for me the recurring thought wasContinue reading “So Many Souls”

Walnuts for the Squirrels

            As I walked the dirt path through the woods, I heard a soft “plop”. About a foot in front of me, a walnut had dropped from a nearby tree. Just a few feet farther down the path, I saw dozens of walnuts littering the trail. I wondered how long it would be before theContinue reading “Walnuts for the Squirrels”

Hunger and Thirst

How often do you get hungry or thirsty?  My guess is you get hungry and thirsty several times a day, every day. Jesus said, Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled (Matt. 5:6).  We long for food and water, but Jesus speaks of hungering and thirsting for righteousness! Continue reading “Hunger and Thirst”

A Thunderous Voice

The bible tells us that God speaks in a still, small voice.  But sometimes when I enter a still, small state, His voice shouts and thunders:  How can my people be so blind?  How can you be so deaf?  Open your eyes!  Open your ears!  My glory is all around you and you ignore it.Continue reading “A Thunderous Voice”

Detour Ahead

Detour Ahead It happens when we least expect it. We’re traveling down the highway, making great time, knowing we’ll reach our destination on time. And then, out of nowhere, we see it: the bright orange sign. It has two simple words printed on it, “Detour ahead.” Before we know it, we’re off the highway, travelingContinue reading “Detour Ahead”

Ordinary Beauty

Today, heeding the words of Robert Frost, I took “the road less travelled.” As I walked the familiar gravel path, I noticed a trail to my left, and it beckoned. Venturing off the six-foot-wide, highly travelled walkway, I stepped through the trees onto the sandy dirt trail. Just wide enough for one, it wandered throughContinue reading “Ordinary Beauty”

The Dung Beetle

As I walked the nature trails today, I saw some movement out of the corner of my eye. When I stopped and examined more closely, I saw a black beetle pushing a brown ball more than twice its size. I had heard about dung beetles, but had never seen one in person before. (Yes, thereContinue reading “The Dung Beetle”