“Happiness is like a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne Over Spring Break our family visited The Butterfly Palace in Branson, Missouri. How incredible it was to learn about how much these delicate creatures can accomplish in the […]Read more "Butterfly Joy"
This thought really encouraged me this week. I scrawled it on a sticky note and slapped it on my desk, and even wrote put it on my white board as the “Quote of the Week.” Here’s why it spoke to me: 1.) Think of the time and care a poet takes to carefully craft […]Read more "We Are God’s Poetry!"
Our world is a beautiful place, full of color, mystery, and wonder. Why is it so incredibly beautiful? What does this stunning display mean? The beauty of the universe is a profound gift. First, it proves that there is a God – a Divine Artist. If science or evolution had sparked the world’s creation, then […]Read more "Motivating Monday – The Gift of Beauty"
“I am like a tree that is always green; all your fruit comes from me.” – Hosea 14:8 In the endless search for exquisite works of art and examples of beauty that leave us speechless, we often don’t have to look further than our own back yard. God has crafted the world around us […]Read more "E – Finding Eternity in the Splendor of the Evergreen"
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord Himself, is the Rock eternal.” Isaiah 26:3-4Read more "Saturday Scripture – Source of Strength"
“LORD, I have heard of Your fame, I stand in awe of Your deeds, LORD… His glory covered the heavens, and His praise filled the earth.” Habakkuk 3:2-3Read more "Wordless Wednesday – “His Praise Fills the Earth”"
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’” Isaiah 52:7Read more "Saturday Scripture – “How Beautiful”"
Sunset over Mountain Creek Lake – I took this photo as I walked out of class one summer evening and was greeted by this breathtaking view! “Beauty is transcendent. It is our most immediate experience of the eternal. Think of what it’s like to behold a gorgeous sunset or the ocean at dawn. Remember […]Read more "Worshipful Wednesday – Transcendent Beauty"
This is an actual tree at the park near our home. The kids can’t walk by without stopping to “pet” the dog!Read more "Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Leaves and Trees"
“Stop, stop, stop!” my wife shrieked. “You’re going to chop its head off!” Just a minute before this, I had been casually driving my family through a two-hour safari adventure. You know, the kind where wild animals come up to your car window and eat out of your hand? And it had been glorious… until […]Read more "Playing With God (Enjoying the Company of a Playful Creator)"