Details Beg Us to Go Deeper

God didn't simply create water. He created water that expands and contracts when the temperature changes, and sometimes it boils and freezes. He created water with surface tension such that small insects can walk and skim across it. He created water that climbs and moves along various materials through capillary action.
God didn’t simply create light. He created light that carries color to our eyes. He created light with velocity and it physically travels from one point to another. He created light that can reflect off shiny surfaces, refract around objects, bend through glass and water, and offer a rainbow that delivers the promise of God to never again judge mankind with a worldwide flood.
And God didn’t simply create the stars of this post: the puffer fish*. He created them with the instinct to produce visually stunning topography on the sea floor. It’s an intentional, precise topography with long term, beneficial ramifications.

[Use these links to see this amazing topography and …

The Narrow Gate Is Worth the Cost of Admission

I took a few major road trips with family this year which included visits to 21 different National Parks in 8 different states. That’s a lot of nature and far too many miles. We spotted a variety of wildlife: grizzly and black bears, moose, elk, a fox, bison, bighorn sheep, pronghorns, deer, prairie dogs, jack rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, and scores of flying animals, including, an owl, turkey vultures, quail, and even a bat.
We had our share of adventures, too! We hung from cables to hike a rock slab mountain. We navigated snow cover in search of marked trails. And, possibly the most rewarding, we began a hike in the rain to see one of the most photographed natural arches in the world. And, on a typical day, there are tens and sometimes hundreds of people surrounding the arch, but we managed to get sun-shiny pictures without anyone else in the frame, and some with no humans at all!

But that hike to the arch was not for the faint of heart, and some of the other trails and trail heads …

Drifting (A Short Poem)

Hi friends. This is not my typical blog post but I want to share it because I’m sure God helped me write it. It’s a short poem. Simple, yet earnest. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Drifting I'd live, I'd laugh,
I'd hone my craft
And smile in the mirror But life and laughter
Fade to after
As fantasy turns to clearer Living and fun
Are done when done
And God longs to be dearer So, thrive with joy
Cast off decoy
Let God be God and nearer

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