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The One Thing to Add to Your To-Do List Today

Job and his friends ask God a laundry list of “Why?” questions.

Why did this happen? Why did God not prevent it? Why does God allow such pain and loss?

Those ancient questions are much different than the ones we ask God today.

Situations. Circumstances. Experiences. Many of them leaving us asking, “Why?” Continue Reading...

Dreaming God-Sized Dreams

Margaret —  July 24, 2013 — 6 Comments

Dreaming God-Sized Dreams

Some say God is constantly making things new.

I think that’s only half the story.

God is still in the business of making new things.

Think about it for a moment. On such-and-such a day, God created the fill-in-the-blank. The story is likely familiar (for a gentle reminder see Genesis 1).

And on the seventh day, God rested. Well, what happened on the eighth day? Continue Reading...

Sunday Stills: Even Creation Testifies God’s Presence

"The work of God’s hand is heralded throughout creation and manifested in its many creatures. God’s presence is evident in the groan of labor pains, the sweet scent of a newborn. God’s handiwork is displayed in the cresting of shadows and the damp chill of morning dew. The power of God can be heard in the crackle of hail, the crash of an ocean wave, the groan of gusting wind. The nearness of God is exhibited in the daily dawn-inspired rooster’s crow, the rhythmic pacing of seasons: all of creation testifies to the power and presence of God." [Tweet this]

–Margaret Feinberg, Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God Continue Reading...

TREE

The wonders of God’s creation surround us—from slinging comets to creating the scaly creatures that slither around the earth, God is the Master Creator. [Tweet this] Take a walk around your yard or nearby park. Find a tree, plant, flower, or piece of vegetation and really study it. Notice the vines, leaves, colors, smells, and textures. Continue Reading...

21 Days of Wonder: Sunset

Margaret —  January 29, 2013 — 9 Comments

21 Days of Wonder SUNSET

God’s creation invites us to open our eyes to ten thousand wonders. [Tweet this] Take time to watch the sunset and admire God’s handiwork. Consider setting an alarm so you don’t miss it, and invite a friend. You can check online to find out what time the sun will dip below the horizon where you live. Depending on your location, you may want to travel to a hill or tall building nearby to catch a better view. Continue Reading...