Creation

Creation

The God I serve is a mighty, awesome, Holy God!  He is the Creator, Sustainer and Redeemer of all creation.  When He designed the earth, moon, sun, stars and all creation, He did it with great detail in mind.  He left nothing to chance and everything He created was good and it pleased Him. If you do not believe in God as the Creator of the universe, I challenge you to look at the great detail in God’s design.  Creation did not just happen. Human beings did not just form by themselves from the garbage of space aliens that landed …

Before the Beginning of Time

Before the Beginning of Time

Genesis 1: 1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” John 1: 1, 14 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Before the beginning of time and the creation of the heavens and the earth, There was God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, God designed a plan for saving the souls of man …

My Special Delight

My Special Delight

Ps 63: 1-3 “O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.” For many years now, there has been one thing in particular that delights my soul. Sometimes it comes and goes in an instant and other times it lingers for awhile so I may enjoy its presence. I am …

The Pelican

The Pelican

Genesis 1: 21 “So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” Pelicans are magnificent birds and are made by our Creator with a bill-tip for catching large fish.  When catching this size fish, the pelican will toss it up in the air and slid it into his gullet head-first.  Schools of fish are caught at once as the bird scoops them up into its large throat pouch.  Before swallowing the fish, the …

Spider Web

Spider Web

Early one morning as I was walking down the road, my eye caught a glimpse of a spider web glistening in the morning light. The dew was still on the web making it sparkle in the sunlight and making it appear as if it was made of diamonds. It was so beautiful, I quickly snapped a photo as it hang between two barbed wires on the fence. It was as if, the spider delicately and intricately had planned every detail of this magnificent feat. It was strong enough to with stand the wind as the it blew to and fro …

The Palm Tree

There stands a solitary palm tree on a narrow strip of land on the bank of the Choctawhatchee Bay. This tree is short in statute and rather than standing tall as trees are intended to do, this tree leans over. So bent over is this tree, it is hard to believe that it can remain standing. It seems to defy gravity. But somehow it remains standing. Somewhere along the way, as a young tree, it was blown over by a strong wind perhaps during a hurricane or just a constant strong wind blowing in from the sea. Somehow its roots …

The Kangaroo

The Kangaroo

During my trip to Australia, I had a personal encounter with several kangaroos. These were not wild kangaroos which can be dangerous and mean but gentle ones in a tourist attraction much like a petting zoo. There must have been twenty or thirty of them resting, sleeping or just curious as to why tourists were invading their space. One of the momma kangaroos or as the Australians say “Mum” kangaroo had a baby in her pouch. The little baby had a large head as you can see from the picture and must have been about ready to be out of …

The Hummingbird Moth

The Hummingbird Moth

Gen 1: 21 “So God created…” I was out in my yard one spring day taking photos of the flowers and butterflies and came upon a tiny creature I had never seen. There were about five or six of these little “critters” busily gathering nectar from the marigolds. I had never seen anything quite like them before and at first I thought it might be a baby hummingbird but then I noticed his body resembled the body of a bumblebee. The wings were different-dark around the edges but transparent in the middle. I later, after an Internet search, discovered this …

Our Creator

Our Creator

Psalm 8:3-4 “When I consider Your heavens the works of Your hands, the moon and stars which You have ordained”     Drew and I went to the science museum this weekend. It was great, we both had fun. We also went in and saw the Celestial show on the interstellar heavens. It was a wonderful show and really brought the knowledge of how vast the heavens truly are. We saw our Solar System of course, the Milky Way and then went out past light speed and saw how many other galaxies there are and there are millions by the …

Faith and Creation

Faith and Creation

Day 3 Though the world was created many eons ago and I was not present, I read the account of God’s creation in my Bible and by faith accept it as truth. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 The account is too extensive to list all the scripture, but we can read about it in Genesis chapter one and two. First, it is essential to believe God exists, but that is no problem for me. It is amazing that God took a bid blog of nothing and fashioned a beautiful world. Even while sitting at my desk and …

Fall Devotions

Fall Devotions

Day 2 Fall – to lose the old, to have its proper place.  This is just part of the many definitions of what the dictionary says “fall” is.   What is crazy is that the dictionary is talking about fall like ‘I fell down’, not fall like ‘the season’ and yet how appropriate the definition is. I love fall!!  The color change, the weather change, the smell change…..its about change.  But to change means that something must go. As I sit here looking out the window with massive trees all around my back yard, I see it happening right now.  Leaves …

Fall Devotions

Fall Devotions

Day 1 There are so many things about fall that bring me joy.  Driving through the mountainside, camping with my family, late nights by the fire making smores with the kids.  Fall reminds me how small I am in the big picture of life and yet how important I am to God. With the fall season comes things that bring such great comfort. I grew up in the hills of West Virginia…..I think besides Arkansas, where I reside now, there is no greater beauty!  As a young girl I lived right next door to my grandparents.  This was a dream …