Faith, Family, Homeschool, Nature

Cloud Watching

Whether it was two days, a month, or a year that the cloud remained above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would remain encamped and not journey; but when it was taken up, they would journey.  Numbers 9:22 "If you don’t like the weather, wait an hour." —that was a common maxim I heard growing… Continue reading Cloud Watching

Faith, Life

Learning to Be Clay

So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Then the word of the Lord came to me. He… Continue reading Learning to Be Clay

Faith, Nature

Migratory Heart

It’s a miracle that happens every spring in the north land. Birds, conspicuously absent on those cold and dismal winter days, like the apple blossoms that seem to pop out of nowhere, suddenly appear in the backyard. The last few weeks have been sprinkled with sightings of new arrivals, from the familiar sparrows, gold finches… Continue reading Migratory Heart

Faith, Ministry, Parenting

Captives Unaware

Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:31 I’m on the road again, somewhere in the middle of the Canadian prairie on Highway 1, about mid-way through the Province of Saskatchewan. We are returning home from collecting our youngest daughter following a year of attendance at Prairie Bible College.… Continue reading Captives Unaware

Faith, Nature

True North

Oh send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me…  Psalm 43:3 The Earth is a magnet―true on two counts. The physical earth is literally an enormous magnet. Due to the metallic composition of its core (primarily iron alloys) and its constant motion (due to rotation and convection), the earth acts as a… Continue reading True North

Faith, Homeschool, Nature, Parenting

Swapping Lenses

Two of my children, Ben and Maggie, have a passion for photography. Both gravitated toward the camera early on, progressing naturally from fuzzy snapshots of family and pets taken on a little Instamatic camera, to the creation of photographs artfully composed with much more complex models. Both have enjoyed the process of mastering the camera—the… Continue reading Swapping Lenses