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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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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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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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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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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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Job and the Creator

No doubt many of you have read the book of Job.  I find this to be a remarkable book, and my favorite passages begin in Chapter 38, ending with Chapter 42.  God never truly answers Job’s questions about why suffering … 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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The Original Earth Day

It’s interesting that Good Friday and Earth Day coincided this year.  Even in the midst of all the political correctness and political motivation that is weaved into environmental issues, I’d like to encourage my brothers and sisters to embrace their … Continue reading

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A Noble Thing

8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which … Continue reading

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An Outdoor Short Story

I recently befriended a fellow blogger, a southern boy from Alabama.  Rusty Cockrell is a wonderful outdoor writer and an avid outdoorsman.  I just had to share one of his stories about nature.  It’s a 3 part story–a short read, … Continue reading

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