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The Generosity Of Creation

The Generosity Of Creation

Walking through the damp woods by the creek I noticed mushrooms growing near fallen branches. I pointed to them and said, “God, look, the great connectors. Their roots allow the trees to communicate with one another.” “That’s right,” God...
Don’t Close Your Heart

Don’t Close Your Heart

I smeared raspberry jam over my toast and sat down for breakfast. I thought about my day ahead; the chores that needed to be done. After I finished the to-do list in my head, my thoughts turned to an incident I had witnessed the day before. A friend had been mean to a...
Tell It To My Heart

Tell It To My Heart

Overwhelmed with work, I laced up my shoes and walked out by the woods where the bay leaf tree perfumes the air. “God, are you there?” I asked. “Right next to you, Sparrow,” He answered. “I’ve got a lot on my mind. Do you have time...
In His Presence

In His Presence

I started to lock the gate just as an old woman turned the corner at my plot. “What have you got there?” she asked, pointing to the vegetables in the basket in my garden cart. “Beans, chard, and a yellow summer squash,” I answered. She reached...
Take This Opportunity

Take This Opportunity

“Sparrow!” God called to me as I filled the bird feeder on my porch. The morning light was dim, last night’s dark had not yet given up its grasp. “Here I am!” I answered. “I want you to take this opportunity,” God said....