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

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

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

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

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

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 …

In God’s Eyes

In the eyes of the world You are dispensable, For someone can fill your space. In the eyes of God You are irreplaceable, For no one can take your place. He knit you together in your mothers’ womb, You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You have a place to fill in His plan, And all your days are ordained. Your talents and abilities are yours alone, He designed them just for you. What will you do with what He’s given? You have the will to choose. What has happened in your life that you feel dispensable?  Did you not get …

God is Creator

God is Creator. This devotional on the attributes of God is a “quick-read” daily praise opportunity to extol and revere the Lord using words of adoration describing His nature and character with Scripture from the Kings James Version of the Bible unless otherwise mentioned. Day One God is Creator. Creator is the founder and life giver of all things nature of God. Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth,” John 1:1-3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with …

Do You Hear Those Wings?

  Do You Hear Those Wings? Ever heard the sound of a hummingbird, as it flits in front of a flower, or a bird feeder? I have, and it’s amazing. In Ezekiel and John respectfully, God voice is described like “the sound of angel’s wings.” Ezekiel 1:24,“When they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, a tumult like the noise of an army; and when they stood still, they let down their wings.” Ezekiel 1:28, “Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy …

Valuable Lesson Found in the Summer Rest

  Mark [6:31] “And he said unto them, come ye yourselves apart*into a desert place, and rest awhile: for there were many coming and going and they had no leisure so much as to eat.” Summer time for a teacher is thought to be a time of rest.  Rest from lesson plans, state requirements, students who depend on you, team meetings, workshops or staff development, parent/teacher conferences, to name a few. While summer can be just that, it can also be costly.  When I think of summer I think of it as being a great time to gain back strength …

Valuable Lesson Found in the Snow

  Spring is here and winter is just a memory.   I find myself thinking of the seasons trying to decide which one is my favorite.   As I think of one and declare it my favorite there is something that comes to mind about another and it suddenly becomes my favorite.  I have come to the conclusion that each one has something special that makes it my favorite, at least for a season. As a pastor’s wife I find myself making spiritual applications to the things I come in contact with.  Seasons are no exception. As I remember winter, I think …

God’s Power

  “And God said…And it was so.” This phrase is scattered throughout the first chapter of Genesis. All of Scripture begins with a statement of God’s power. He simply speaks, and things happen: light appears and is separated from the darkness; the waters and skies are split; dry land appears and plants burst forth from the ground; the sun, moon, and stars fill the sky; animals begin roaming the waters, skies, and land. Our God has the power to speak things into creation. That would be amazing enough if we were talking about just the things here on earth—but it’s …