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Give Thanks

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. To Him who made the heavens with skill, For His lovingkindness is everlasting; To Him who spread out the earth above the waters, For His lovingkindness is everlasting; To Him who made the great lights, For His lovingkindness is everlasting: The sun to rule by day, For His lovingkindness is everlasting, The moon and stars to rule by night, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Psalm 136:1,5-9

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God in Everything

As I was driving home from Columbus yesterday, I was listening to the radio. I realized that the artist (TobyMac) was singing about seeing God in everything. In fact, that is the name of the song (Everything).

Here are part of the lyrics:

“I see You in everything, all day

And every beat of my heart keeps reminding me

I see You in every little thing, all day

No matter where I go I know Your love is finding me

I see You in everything”

(Photo of Middle Fork Flathead River, just outside Glacier NP)



This was another photo taken at Glacier NP. It was a surreal moment; there were quite a few people standing at the edge of the lake, watching and taking pictures of this moose in the water. It almost felt being at the zoo.

Sometimes these moments can be wonderful, sometimes awful. Almost always memorable. What makes something memorable? As someone who struggles to remember names, but can remember silly trivia, I wish I had a better understanding of the process of remembering.

I’m sure I’m not the only person who struggles to remember something, and can only remember it when I stop trying to remember it. (Not very helpful on tests.)

Thankfully, God remembers. He knows us and calls us by name.



We saw quite a few colorful mushrooms last weekend when we were hiking. Just got me to thinking about a question that keeps coming back to me, namely how did people figure out which foods they could eat in which foods were poisonous? Was it completely trial and error? There’s a fruit in Jamaica called ackee which is poisonous if picked too early but safe if allowed to ripen and open up on its own. Who figured out that this poisonous fruit was OK to eat if you just waited longer for it?

There are so many aspects of our culture and society that are dependent upon those who came before us. Let us be thankful for their courage and learn from their experiences.



This is the Delicate Arch in Arches NP. It seems like an oxymoron to call this stone formation delicate. On the other hand, it seems certain that this arch will eventually crumble due to erosion from wind and rain.

It’s good to remember that everything in this world is delicate (passing away). We are called to “store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys” (Matthew 6:20)