Bye, bye, bluebird …

One of the joys of late spring can be found flitting about the trees. Our backyard is typically populated by robins, thrashers, wrens, towhees, chickadees, sparrows, cardinals, woodpeckers, and doves, with a few other feathery friends just passing through. This year a...

Why Creation Out of Nothing is Essential Doctrine

Every once in a while, I meet someone who, while exhibiting every sign of being a true Christian, denies the traditional Christian doctrine of “creatio ex nihilo” – creation out of nothing. This belief that God is before all things, combined with the idea...

George Washington Carver: A Hero Few Know

I have a new hero now. It happened by accident recently when a friend and I met in Missouri for a few days of photography in the southwest portion of the state. We wanted to explore the prairies in the area. It just so happened that one of the prairies we visited...

Of lilies and such …

Most days, any number of things can bring me happiness. Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” song, with its repetitive and self-satisfied lyrics, is not one of them — though I don’t begrudge the bouncy fun it brings to many others. I’m more...