Finding Beauty in Everyday Life

"Finding beauty every day" with image of a hand holding a leaf and a wooly bear caterpillar

Have you ever gotten so used to something in your environment that you forget it’s there? Do you have consistent parts of your daily routine? How does repetition change the way you see those activities, for example, a commute you …

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Why Should We Be Thankful People?

"In Everything Give Thank" with image of woman hiker standing among tall pines

As followers of Jesus, why should we be thankful people? Even the MOST thankful people of all? It’s Thanksgiving week in America as I write this. Ironic that this annual holiday is sandwiched—and often eclipsed—between marketing campaigns for us to …

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Paddling Through Life: Resilience

"How Paddling teaches us Resilience" with image of two women in a tandem sea kayak along a rocky shoreline

Paddling kayaks and canoes has many life lessons for us. Resilience is one of them. Learning it can carry us through many challenges. “The Lord deserves praise! Day after day He carries our burden, the God who delivers us. Our …

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He Gives Power to the Weak

"Giving God my weak yes" with image of three women on a mountaintop

There have been multiple times when I’ve gotten part of the way through a challenging outdoor activity and thought, “I can’t do this!”  “He gives power to the weak. He increases the strength of him who has no might.” Isaiah …

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We Can Be in Peace During Life’s Storms

"Peace during life's storms" with image of dark storm clouds above trees

“Don’t let your heart be troubled…” (John 14:1). What thoughts came into your mind when you read that? Anything like this: “Yeah, that’s easy for you to say!” “Are you kidding me?” “How can my heart not be troubled? You …

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Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace

"Draw near with Confidence" with image of boy feeding a Canada jay out of his hand

“Let’s therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace for help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 [The following is taken from the devotional book Heaven and Nature Sing, …

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How God Designed Healing Differently

"Conceal or Heal?" with blurry image of tamarack trees in a forest

Trees and humans both have healing mechanisms built into the way they’re made. This gives us a metaphor that can teach us a part of how God wants us to look at healing. Trees can withstand many injuries—wildfire, wind, losing …

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