The Genesis Connection: Autumn’s Signpost

The NE United States, like many mid-latitude places in the world, has a wide variety of deciduous trees that explode into color in Autumn. Pictures like these can be found in dozens of posts and articles. But let’s go further because the depth and scope of the change are worth… Continue reading

Reaching for the Most — The Parable of the Hawk

Reaching for the Most – The Parable of the Hawk.   The steady wing stroke and the straight-line flight of the red-tailed hawk indicated he was on a mission. As he passed in front of me, he began to rise quickly. He briefly stopped the rise, altered direction a little… Continue reading

The Genesis Connection: What Do We Do With Our Sin and Wrong Motivations?

The Genesis Connection: What do we do with our sin and wrong motivations? An area of my property was densely packed with briars, thorns, vines, and unkept trees. Day after day I would work to clear a few feet, removing things so I could see ahead. Then I began to… Continue reading

Parables from the Forest

Spring has barely arrived in middle April in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I was admiring the thick forest of evergreen and hardwood deciduous trees as I walked down the path. Most of the ground is covered with dead branches or trees, leaves, and fallen needles. The ground is frozen… Continue reading

The Morning Song in the Winter Mountains

We woke in the morning to capture the waning moon after sunrise. A couple days after full moon, if the skies are clear at dawn, there can be a beautiful sight as the setting moon nears the mountain ridges at the southwest end the Tygart Valley in the West Virginia… Continue reading