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, 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, 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

Faith, Family, Nature

When the Grass Is Not Greener

Our family is driving through central Montana at the moment, returning to the oil patch from a trek to Idaho to catch a quick visit with my amazing new grandson, Luke! This little piece of the planet is typified by broad rolling hills, mostly treeless and blanketed with short prairie grasses that, from a distance,… Continue reading When the Grass Is Not Greener