Category Archives: Creation Moment

Ode by Joseph Addison

The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim: The unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator’s power display, And publishes to every land The work … Continue reading

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God is Taking Care of the World

During a recent quiet time, I came across Psalm 104. Oh, such a spectacular Psalm. This Psalm just reminds me of how dependent I am on God for everything. The fact that I’m breathing right now and pecking on a … Continue reading

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Eagles, The Outdoors, and Family Fun

Last weekend my family and I made our annual pilgrimage to see eagles in Guntersville, Alabama. Everyone had such a fun time. What a pleasant break from the icy weather thats been visiting the south this winter. I felt like … Continue reading

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Nature Provides

This beautiful Red-shouldered Hawk perched on a tree in our backyard on Saturday. My wife snapped the picture. It’s pretty common to see these hawks being chased by crows and to hear their distinctive kee-yeeear vocals. This particular snapshot also … Continue reading

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The Prudent See Danger

You don’t have to be a Jack Hanna or Marty Stouffer, to know the whitetail deer is hard to sneak up on. God has equipped the whitetail with an amazing sense of smell, hearing, and sight. And likewise, God has … Continue reading

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No Eye Has Seen

No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no one’s heart has imagined all the things that God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 (CJB) This is a favorite verse especially when my heart gets … Continue reading

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Discovering Easter in the Outdoors

Yesterday morning, I found myself sitting against a pine tree waiting and listening for a turkey to gobble in the distance.  Those early morning hours are magical as the new light awakens the day shift of the forest.  What a … Continue reading

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Being Thankful – A Change of Perspective

What is rocking your boat right now? When you hear Bible verses like — in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:18) — do they seem like empty words to you? … Continue reading

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Colors of Nature

Gold The color of the morning sun. Calling on unfaltering days. Upward the arc, top at noon, Down again, till evening sways. Blue The color of the clearing sky: Air to waving, whistling wings. Inspiring us to look that way, … Continue reading

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Bigfoot and the Battle of Hiccup Creek

Cannon balls collided with tree trunks, shattering them and sending splinters in all directions. Occasional bullets whistled overhead, and fist-sized rocks streamed in from an unknown source. Whole sections of the forest were now set ablaze. Only four feet wide, … Continue reading

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How to Make a Wooden Pen

Over the holidays I took some time off and hung out with family and friends. We ate and rested, and then ate and rested some more. We celebrated and remembered the Savior who visited the earth several centuries ago. I … Continue reading

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Go To The Honeybee

The Book of Proverbs has wisely advised people to go to the ant.  For a good portion of my life, I’ve gone to the honeybee.  You see, my dad is a beekeeper.  (Wait for it–he is about to share some … Continue reading

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Beyond Beauty

Who doesn’t admire beauty somewhere in this world?  It may be a sunset, a violet, a song, a waterfall, the face of a baby.  We all get beauty–right?  It comes to us instantly, immediately recognizable.  Usually, there’s no need to … Continue reading

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The Worship of Nature

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month?  Don’t feel bad; I didn’t know this until a few days ago.  Our nation also recognized April 22 as Earth Day.  So, I thought I would honor both of these occasions … Continue reading

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52 Lessons God Has Taught Me Through the Outdoors

I’ve said before that nothing can replace God’s Word, His written revelation, when it comes to knowing Him and finding specific direction for one’s life.  But our life experiences and our relationships can help reinforce those unchanging truths; those experiences … Continue reading

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Law of Life

I’m pleased to share an essay that my wife, Laura, wrote a while back.  She is an ESOL teacher here at a local high school.  I only hope that some day I can write like her.  She’s helped me tremendously … Continue reading

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Institute in Basic Life Principles – Character Sketches

“But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:  Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto … Continue reading

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The Creation / Evolution Debate – 11 Essential Books

As Christ-following outdoorsmen, nature lovers, fathers, mothers, and teachers, we’re subject to supply reasons for what we believe.  When it comes to the creation versus evolution debate, I’m not sure most Christians feel equipped to tackle the hard questions or … Continue reading

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Jonathan Edwards on Nature

Jonathan Edwards, one of my favorite theologians, was also a student of nature.  Many stereotype Edwards as the hell, fire and brimstone preacher who penned the famous sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”  But several of his … Continue reading

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A New Poem – Blinking Forest

A few weeks ago, I was walking my dog down a trail through the woods.  As it grew darker, lightning bugs materialized all around me, and that encounter planted the idea for the poem below.  I hope you enjoy, and … Continue reading

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