Trees I Have Known – Part II In the last blog, I described growing up in the country. I have fond memories of climbing and playing games under the many trees that surrounded our property. Sometimes the neighbors’ yards also held irresistible trees. And the acres of… Read more
Trees I Have Known I grew up in the country in a white clapboard farmhouse built around 1900. Both ancient and sapling trees filled the twenty-seven acres surrounding our home. I spent my days playing among these trees and climbing them. They bordered brooks… Read more
Whimsy When wandering in the woods, I am often struck by the unusual shapes of the trees and wildflowers. It tells me that the Lord has a touch of whimsy in his nature. I thought I’d share some of these treasures… Read more
Unto Us “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (1) This season, we prepare… Read more
Look Up! Often when I am walking on the greenway or hiking in the mountains, I am so focused on the trail that I forget to look around me, or even better, look up. This is especially true in the winter when… Read more
Grace in the Valley What do you think about when you see the word valley? Do you think of a sparkling stream running through green meadows of wildflowers with sheep grazing contentedly in the sun? Or do you think of a place of suffering… Read more