Sermon #11 — The Doctrine of God, Pt. 2: Creator and Maker, Psalm 104

Here I continue to explore the doctrine of God.  Who is God?  What is his nature and character?  In this sermon, I work from Psalm 104 to lay out some of the basic truths about God as Creator and Maker of everything.  There are, as I say often, two kinds of things in the world: … Continue reading Sermon #11 — The Doctrine of God, Pt. 2: Creator and Maker, Psalm 104

Backyard Note #5 — Feeding the Stock

[From a journal entry dated July 2003] I've been busy hunting for food for our various wildlife guests.  We have been collecting specimens from the Chemung River.  It all started with the set of twenty or so toad tadpoles that we found in a small pool along the bank of the river.  It was water … Continue reading Backyard Note #5 — Feeding the Stock

Prayer Note #14 — Potted Plants and Perching Birds

A PRAYER OF THANKS FOR GIFTS THAT LIVE AND BREATHE Thanks you, Lord, for my plants.  They pour life and earthiness and calm into my study.  Even the fierce crown of thorn plants, which scratch me and puncture me, add an untamed elegance to this space where I spend so much time.  There is an … Continue reading Prayer Note #14 — Potted Plants and Perching Birds