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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...
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....
Dominion

Dominion

I hammered a new birdbath into the flowerbed in the garden. A hummingbird sat on the fence wire, watching. “This is for you, my little friend,” I said and smiled. “But you’ll have to share with the bees and butterflies,” The hummingbird...
I Heard Heaven

I Heard Heaven

I used my foot to push the shovel into the mound of wood chips. They lifted up quite easily and fell into the wheelbarrow with a gentle thump. A hawk circling overhead, viewing the dinner menu of the field, cried out. I looked up to marvel at his magnificence. Turning...
Rise Above

Rise Above

The plane lumbered down the runway, rattling, gathering speed, then lifting its nose into the air. I watched the earth grow smaller and smaller as we rose higher— the San Francisco Bay becoming a sliver of blue as we headed east. It would be a five-hour flight—time to...