“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)"
Mars One, a privately funded Dutch project, plans to send the first group of humans to the Planet Mars in the year 2023. Due to the physiological changes this trip would make to one’s body and the length of time it takes to get there, however, this will be a one-way trip. Right now […]Read more "M: Martian Sunset – How Far Would You Go to See It?"
Heading into young adulthood, I had one goal in life: to grow up and become an astronaut. There is just something so mysterious, so exotic, and so inviting about space travel. Doesn’t every child dream of leaving earth’s orbit at some point? I didn’t just read books about NASA – I devoured them. My […]Read more "H: Head in the Clouds (My Childhood NASA Dream)"
Frozen to the bone on a 45-degree morning this past Saturday, and feeling more than a little foolish in my borrowed spandex riding suit, I was determined to be fearless and make it all the way to the finish line. My goal for the day? To bike 40 miles through the beautiful Texas Hill […]Read more "F: Forty-Mile Flop: Biking Through the Texas Hill Country"