Category: Field Journal

Anxious for Nothing

God told us “do not fear” or “fear not” 365 times in the Bible. Do you think he knows us? Our bent towards harboring fear that settles in and paralyzes us from enjoying the abundant life he intends for us to live? There is an old towering tree in a clearing where I walk. To […]

Like a Lily

I couldn’t tell you a day lily plant from goldenrod the first spring we lived here. One would bloom and was welcomed like an old friend. One was relentlessly hunted and picked and discarded preferably before it could bloom. After a decade I can coherently identify many of the plants in the woods. Most days, […]

Walk with Me

“What if God wants us to ask him to walk with us again?” Things I think Walking in woods Chasing sleepy morning sun New day Clock ticking Walk slow awhile Before I must run Silence Gratitude. Pause. Say, God, I see you. (Smile) Please, walk with me today? The Lord will keep you from all […]

By Design

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. Henry David Thoreau Rain drops on purple flowers Swaths of forest green Scrumptious peace God’s good design seen Things that are real Purposed and planned Creator’s art on display Framing up hope for man One plus one Is always […]

Fox and Fawn

“Peace is liberty in tranquility.” —Marcus Tullius Cicero Tranquility is defined by Wordnik as “an untroubled state; free from disturbances” and “a state of peace and quiet”. The definitions resonate in my heart, while in reality, our world has many troubles with little peace and quiet. We have to work hard to create space for […]