The Beauty of the Earth

As I reflect upon the earth, I think of all the amazing photographs from space. What spectacular sights the astronauts have seen. From John Glenn first orbiting the earth; Neil Armstrong, landing on the moon with the famous quote, “One small step for man, One giant leap for mankind.” and Scott Kelly orbiting the earth for a


Banana Spice Bars

These are super easy to make and have a great spicy kick to them to get the fall season started. Ingredients: 1 small ripe banana, mashed (about 1/3 of a cup) 1/4 cup shortening 1 egg 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4


Treasures from the Earth

“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garment of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”  Isaiah 61:10 (NKJ) The year


Come Little Leaves

“Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”  Ephesians 4:32 (NLT)   Come Little Leaves Come, little leaves, Said the wind one day; Come to the meadows With me and play. Put on your dresses Of red and gold; For summer is past, And the


Earth Energies: Unfading Beauty

“Rather, it (your beauty) should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”   1 Peter 3:4 (NIV) My calendar says that Spring began two weeks ago, but my outdoor thermometer doesn’t exactly verify that.  Today there is a cold rain


Earth Energies: “We Are The Wind”

“He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals his thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn into darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth—the Lord God Almighty is his name.”  Amos 4:13 (NIV) My friend, Teresa, usually takes her vacation in October and heads to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the


Earth Energies: Lessons from the Wind

Lessons from the Wind As Spring approaches, we find ourselves in the midst of change both figuratively and literally.  We again celebrate the gift of salvation and the winds of eternal change that blow across us as we accept Him and live daily according to His direction.  Literally, we often have swift and sometimes fierce


Where No Man Has Gone Before

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1 (RSV) When I hear the word “pioneer”, I think of someone venturing forth into uncharted territory….like Daniel Boone cutting a path through the thick forests of a wilderness…or Christopher Columbus finally sighting land (America) after weeks and weeks at sea.  If you can remember


Mountain Mists

 Archive, Article by Stacy Butler and her Mountain Spiritual Experience!