Category Archives: Nature

By Many Waters

Sharpen the arrows, take up the shields! The Lord has stirred up the kings of the Medes, because his purpose is to destroy Babylon. The Lord will take vengeance, vengeance for his temple.   Lift up a banner against the walls … Continue reading

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The waters in the Heavens Roar

Hear what the Lord says to you, people of Israel. This is what the Lord says: “Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified by them.   For … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Renown

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.   As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering … Continue reading

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A Drop in the Bucket

Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales; he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.   Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires, nor its animals enough for … Continue reading

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Too Amazing for Me

There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand:  the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of … Continue reading

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Merchants on the Mighty Waters

Some went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters. They saw the works of the Lord , his wonderful deeds in the deep. For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high … Continue reading

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Eddying Out – Transatlantic Translocation

I am headed to Ghana west Africa today to serve as the director of a study abroad program for the university where I teach, Grand Valley State University.  I will be learning alongside 15 eager young students as we explore … Continue reading

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