Category Archives: Nature

The Death of Individualism

       I’m getting ready to plant another garden this year. I’ve started turning over the soil so all the leaves and compost can breakdown to add nutrients and texture to the soil. I bought some seeds—snap peas, green beans, … Continue reading

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Taking Care of the Earth

  The older I get, the more I’m beginning to classify myself as a tree hugger. Why? Because the kingdom of heaven is here, on earth – and you and I have been given the responsibility to take care of it. … Continue reading

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Trees, Forgiveness, and the Subconscious Mind

  Luke 17: 5-10                                    In 2006, my wife and I bought some land that we thought, “One day, we’ll build a house on it.” The lot had been in the path of the tornado that came through this area. Neighbors … Continue reading

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Born to Hunt

       I had a bird dog in the 1970’s – a Llewellin Setter. She was a pretty little thing and a good hunter. In Ohio, there were wide open fields with short grass and fencerows, so it was a … Continue reading

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5 Easy Steps to Peace in Your Lifetime

  1.  Turn off the #!*@(#!  news. It’s biased, opinionated, negative, and keeps you perpetually angry. The media giants are in the business of making money, not truthtelling,. They steal your security and keep you coming back by stoking your fears. It’s your … Continue reading

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Pain in the Kingdom of Heaven

  Well, it was bound to happen. Happy and grateful that my son has moved from Colorado (20 hrs away) to Tennessee (2 ½ hrs away), we agreed to cat-sit while he finds an apartment. His five year old tabby … Continue reading

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Choose Life, Choose Growth

       I took this picture of a nesting dove several years ago when I went to visit a homebound member. Why did it choose to bring forth life in this odd place? When I found the picture today, I … Continue reading

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Is Giving Something I Must Do For Life?

       Every morning on my way in to work, I pass this tree. It’s kind of pitiful looking, isn’t it? Yet it’s also beautiful. A portion of it was damaged in the ice storm of 2009. And it has … Continue reading

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Make Like a Tree and Repent

  Trees can teach people much about life, and they can help us repent. First, let’s look at why it’s good for a tree to repent. Have you ever wondered if trees express melancholy? Like “I wish we could go back … Continue reading

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Bullying, Ego, and Centering Prayer

       I’ve been reading Marianne Williamson’s book A Return to Love and have some thoughts this morning about bullying and ego since she speaks about the ego being an opposing force to the Holy Spirit within.      People who bully or constantly … Continue reading

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