Year Around Gardening and Earth Day

 Perhaps the reason so many of us enjoy gardening is because God planted a very “good” garden “eastward in Eden” and turned its stewardship over to humanity ! (Genesis 1:10-12; 2:8,9,15; 3:18)     April 22nd has been observed as “Earth Day” in the United States since 1970.  Although long standing, conflicting ideas about humanity’s responsibilityContinue reading “Year Around Gardening and Earth Day”

Has Easter Dawned?

  The miracle of creation’s first light, when God said “Let there be light”, gradually emerges again and again in a blend of beauty and mystery and tentativeness as night’s darkness is pushed aside, and the lifting mists slowly unveil the day’s reality. Resurrection morning would be like that for Jesus’ followers. Comprehension of the mysteriesContinue reading “Has Easter Dawned?”

Whose Kingdom?

There he perched, King of the Birds, quietly surveying his wintry kingdom while sitting high atop an old dead tree on a little island in Sullivan Harbor. Majestic, magnificent, powerful, and properly feared. Not a gull was in sight! As I watched him, I was reminded of several Old Testament passages which beautifully and poeticallyContinue reading “Whose Kingdom?”

Beyond the Glorious

Do you ever wonder what people might be thinking as they sit mesmerized by the rising surf and rhythmic pounding of breakers slamming the rocky coast or by waves gently lapping the shores of an in-land lake or by long, open vistas of plains and mountain and valleys? Do they see beyond the glories ofContinue reading “Beyond the Glorious”

Valleys and Mountains

 In his hand are the deep places of the earth; The heights of the mountains are his also . Psalm 95:4 Not everyone agrees with this Psalmist’s sentiments. The origin and the vastness of our universe both hide and declare great mysteries. Whether one accepts creation as secondary to happenstance, or to intelligent design, orContinue reading “Valleys and Mountains”