The Recognition Factor

“After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice.  They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice.” John 10:4,5 It’s distinctive. “Hear that?” I did. I did, indeed. I knew I’d heard it before, too, butContinue reading “The Recognition Factor”

Think Like a Goose

“I was there when he established the heavens, when he drew the horizon on the oceans.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭8:27‬ ‭ It’s go time. For the geese, that is. Millions of geese are on their way south from their nesting grounds in northern Saskatchewan, and a huge proportion of these will fly directly over my yard in theContinue reading “Think Like a Goose”

Examine the Evidence

“…but he never left them without evidence of himself and his goodness. For instance, he sends you rain and good crops and gives you food and joyful hearts.””‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭14:17‬ ‭ This just made me giggle. I’m riding my bike to the campground showers, and I spot this. A pile of decimated roseContinue reading “Examine the Evidence”

The Evidence

“In the past he permitted all the nations to go their own ways, but he never left them without evidence of himself and his goodness. For instance, he sends you rain and good crops and gives you food and joyful hearts.””‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭14:16-17‬ ‭ I found some evidence. You see it, yes? EvidenceContinue reading “The Evidence”

Warts and All

“Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭ We all have ‘em. Warts, I mean. (Well, if not physical warts, moral ones for sure.) Not a one of us can stake a reasonably believable claim to perfection in this life. WhichContinue reading “Warts and All”

Are You Any Fun?

“So Levi got up, left everything, and followed him.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭5:28‬ ‭ Look at this poppy. Kinda ridiculous, right? You can’t tell me that anyone who would design this beauty doesn’t know how to have fun. Just think about it. Platypuses. Pandas that play on playground structures. Fainting goats. Birds of Paradise, the males of whichContinue reading “Are You Any Fun?”

The Blessing

“Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind.”” And a few verses later: “Then God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply. Let the fish fill the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.””‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:220, 22 The mighty, rollingContinue reading “The Blessing”