Let All the Earth

Truth springs up from the earth, and righteousness smiles down from heaven. — Psalm 85:11, NLT Through leather my fingers grasp the soil, plow a tiny portion  of ground, the sun warms my back countering the sensation of cold dirt still waking from winter’s slow-released breath,  but the pear trees know, the white blooms announcedContinue reading “Let All the Earth”

Rain

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” — Langston Hughes The thunder started and I hurried outside  hoping for those plodding drops that begin  before the full shower arrives — they landed, tiny, clear miracles kissing a welcoming earth, and theContinue reading “Rain”

A Simple Act

“Of all man’s works of art, a cathedral is greatest…. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that.” – Henry Ward Beecher The roots have waited, held, retained, until we excavated a new  space, mounds of soil removed, allowing ample   pathways  for the tender shoots to find water and nutrients,  and we fewContinue reading “A Simple Act”

A Vast Vision

The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created.  He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. — Psalm 33:6 I turned this image  upside down, imagining the clouds from heaven’s  perspective  and I was surprised how endless it seemed without the grounding of a horizon— my angle starting above the skyline— andContinue reading “A Vast Vision”

The Garden

My hands reach in deep, kneading soil, down and over, loosening the ground, willing it to accept an offering that waits in plastic, an inferior home for roots that long to grow, stretch into the rich humus  that He used to form all life. What a privilege to be a tiller, a keeper of thisContinue reading “The Garden”

The Depths We Miss

Too often we hurry past a universe of beauty, depths just waiting to remind us that we live on a remarkable planet amid an astounding variety of created life. There is art in places we never think to look, there is loveliness that you must pause to see, so still your being  and perceive theContinue reading “The Depths We Miss”

Fractals

And He Himself existed and is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. [His is the controlling, cohesive force of the universe.] — Colossians 1:17, Amplified Bible There is this calm that descends with a covering of snow,  and if you listen, attend your ears deeper into the quiet cold, you willContinue reading “Fractals”