A Tale of Two Lions: Which Keeps Your Attention?

"A tale of two lions" with images of two male lions

One of nature’s largest predators, African lions are both frightening and amazing. The Bible has a lot to say about lions, probably because they were common at that time in Israel. Actual lions appear in several Old Testament stories. Samson, …

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Lessons Learned Beyond Running

"Lessons from Running" with image of woman running on a paved path through the woods

I still remember the day my friend Lisa called and asked, “Will you sign up for Grandma’s Half Marathon with me?” I had been a recreational runner for years, and always thought of trying a half. But when faced with …

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Find Your Way to “Hidden” Beauty

"Finding hidden beauty" with image of hikers in the mountains

One of my favorite things about human-powered outdoor activities is the chance to find “hidden” beauty so many people miss. There’s something special about witnessing beauty in our natural world that only those willing to make the effort have seen. …

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God’s Presence “in the Cloud by Day”

"God's presence in the cloud by day" with image of trees covered with rime ice

The Heaven and Nature Sing devotional for February 4th is about rime ice and hoar frost. Have you ever seen those natural phenomena? My friend Brian wrote about it in that devo, and another friend, Caleb, just sent me a …

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Shalom: Its Meaning and Promise

"Shalom: universal flourishing" with image of waterfall

Shalom is a Hebrew word with a meaning that encompasses so much life, goodness and promise. In a nutshell, it’s universal flourishing. If you travel to or live in Israel, shalom means both hello and good-bye. It’s been used in …

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