Dominion Doesn’t Have to be Bad

February 24 When the word dominion appears in Scripture (or anywhere), I immediately think of dictatorship. Dominion rings the familiar bell of domination. And that sounds tyrannical. But when God lifted Adam from dust and took Eve from his side, the dominion he handed them was beautiful. It was a pure and perfectly just dominion … Continue reading Dominion Doesn’t Have to be Bad

We Were Created to Create

I know some ultra-creative people. My friend Ashley can paint stunning landscapes. Gia can craft imaginative stories. Natalie can sketch heart-warming portraits. And that’s only a glimpse. The world is oozing with creativity. Painters, poets, potters and pianists have embellished life since its beginning. They’ve blended colors and forged rhymes and morphed melodies into beauty. … Continue reading We Were Created to Create

How Are You Using Your Talents?

February 17 Instead of piling their gold together for a calf to worship, the Israelites willingly gave rings, brooches, earrings, and armlets toward the Lord’s Tabernacle in Exodus 35. It was a group effort. Men of artistry crafted the gold into instruments. Women of skill spun blue, purple, and scarlet yarns into curtains. Every contributor … Continue reading How Are You Using Your Talents?

3 Things I’ve Learned from Spending Time in Nature

I’m passionate about being outdoors, but it hasn’t always been that way. My enjoyment of nature once stopped at planting tomatoes and camping in the backyard. I walked through God’s creation with my eyes closed, and I missed out. But things changed when I slowed my pace. I braced the cold to watch the sunrise. … Continue reading 3 Things I’ve Learned from Spending Time in Nature

Gardening in God’s Kingdom

February 3 I’ve had spring fever since November. I do love snow and Christmas and skating on my grandpa’s pond. But I also can’t wait for spring sunshine and planting garden seeds. A passage in 1 Corinthians reminded me last week that Christians are called to tend a garden year-round. A spiritual garden. Like the … Continue reading Gardening in God’s Kingdom