It’s 4:13 PM. The wind is calm. Calm would describe the wind speed since sunrise. Today has been still. A calm day does something positive to the human spirit. A tranquil sunshine filled day produces optimism. There is a sense that everything is right at least in your part of the world. Happiness is [...]
This Morning in Aurdal Township I saw wonder in blue. It perched to view the world safely from a high wire. Not alone, it was with a group of Bluebirds gathering to migrate. This one may winter in southern Texas. What will those bluebird eyes see? I saw gold beauty this morning in Aurdal Township. [...]
Has your day been hectic? Did you try multi-tasking? How did that go? Does hurtling through your day work well? Our culture promotes a go all the time lifestyle. Does it really work? In 1938 Fredric Wisloff, a pastor, wrote these words, “quietness is strength, hustle and bustle are weakness.” Opposite of what the [...]
Cathedrals When people build cathedrals they use stone, brick, and steel. Some take a long time to build, even decades. When finished, they are beautiful. When God builds a cathedral he uses his word. It happens now. He speaks it into existence. When finished it is magnificent in every detail.
And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. Genesis 1:5 Evening... And there was evening and there was morning as God created 5 more days. (See Genesis 1:31) Evening and morning…humans have received them each day since those first 6 days. We received them again today: evening and morning. Morning...
Is it possible to learn something from the dew? Consider with me three things about dew. First the teaching. “Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.” Deuteronomy 32:2 This morning, after three days of clouds and off and on [...]
My thoughts have wandered often to trees today. My mind plays over and over two things significant about trees and human life. All day, to this moment my breaths have been regular. Each breath brings life-sustaining oxygen to my lungs. You’ve been doing that too. The tree in the photo is almost ready to shed [...]