Earth Psalms - May 2010

May 31, 2010 | 0 comments

God has created numerous things in nature to solve some of our daily problems.  As an example, while in France three weeks ago, we saw numerous thatched rooves with a row of irises blooming on the crest.  Nice, creative, decorative touch, we thought -- then learned the French discovered long ago the roots of the iris will inter-lock and hold the thatch firmly from the top. (How they learned that would make another interesting investigation.)  Add to the benefits of roots holding your roof together, the French also learned rats hate the smell of iris. 

We saw window boxes of geraniums everywhere.  Ah, so picturesque!  All those beautiful splashes of vibrant color.  I’ve never thought more about when or why window boxes came into being.   It turns out there is a practical reason for having them.  For centuries, people have opened their windows to allow a fresh breeze into the house (unless you happened to live over-looking a...

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May 20, 2010 | 0 comments

On nights when I can’t sleep, I will sometimes sit at the kitchen nook table and look out at the view.  I can see a stop light on the road.  It changes every few minutes; red, green, yellow, over and over again. 

Red reminds me of the blood of Christ Jesus shed on the cross for my sins.  Green reminds me of the new life I have because I believe He is the way, the truth and the life.  Yellow reminds me I have a future and a hope in Him, that one day I will stand before the throne of God, a witness of His glory.

Red, green, yellow, red… 

Just watching that stop light changing in the night brings me back to what I know is true.  All is well for those who trust in the Lord.  He has a plan for each of us.  God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 

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May 12, 2010 | 0 comments

Christians should be like a tumbleweed.  A tumbleweed starts with a small seed taking root in dry ground.   It grows from the nutrients and moisture available.  Drying out and dying, it breaks free from its roots and tumbles along with the wind, casting its seeds as it rolls. 

We start with a small seed of faith planted by another.  God provides the light and living water.  We die to self and break loose from our worldly bonds, allowing the Holy Spirit to take us where God wills so that we can spread the Good News.  Our words and actions are the seeds God plants, waters and brings to new life.   

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May 3, 2010 | 0 comments

Okay.  It’s not something from nature, but it caught my eye as I was driving to Walmart. 

Actually, there are a lot of telephone poles, like crosses, along the road.  Each does its part in holding up telephone lines so people can make calls and talk to one another.  It got me thinking.  

Jesus died on a cross so that the line of communication was re-opened between Father God and mankind.  Because of the cross, I can call home and know my Father hears me.  The best conversations are not one-sided.  So I listen.     

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