A Walk in the Redwoods

redwoods, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, banana slugs, redwood tree facts, black bear, forest mushrooms, elk, squirrels, outdoor education

I took a walk in the redwoods recently. A young friend works as a ranger for Redwood National Park along the northern California coast. Laura teaches outdoor education to students from all over northern California and southern Oregon, this year near Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. I visited her there between camps and got my […]

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An (Imagined) Biddy Chambers Interview (Part 2)

I’d love to conduct a Biddy Chambers interview. I have so many questions. I’m just not sure she’d answer them. (See part 1 of this Chambers interview fantasy here). Take, for example, why she went to Egypt. Traveling to Egypt MU: What were you thinking? BC: “I was no different than any other woman serious […]

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What’s the Point of a Big Black Bible?

Big black Bible, why own such a large book? Martin Luther, Lutheran Study Bible, gloss of text, notes at the bottom of the Bible

We own a Big Black Bible. We purchased it a year ago. I’m surprised how much I like it. The connotation, of course, is of an enormous, threatening leather-bound book that could hurt someone. Alas, ours could, but that’s not why I wield it. I read it because of all the notes. It takes a […]

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An (Imagined) Interview With Biddy Chambers (Part 1)

Interview, imagined Biddy Chambers interview, living your utmost for God's highest glory, Oswald Chambers, biographer, Mrs. Oswald Chambers

What would an interview with Biddy Chambers look like? Don’t think I haven’t wondered. Last All Saint’s Day, our pastor began the children’s sermon with a question, “Who do you look forward to seeing in heaven?” He suggested the disciples, Moses, perhaps even Elijah for some excitement. My mind wondered, “Why stop there? Why not […]

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The Gift of a Birdhouse

Birdhouse gift, birthday presents, weathered fence decorations, gifts for grandma, creativity, how to brighten up a drab backyard, easy craft projects

I got a birdhouse for my birthday. Actually, I got 11 birdhouses for my birthday. It was my idea and I went for it. A lonely backyard The view out my kitchen window is of a backyard we’ve worked hard to make friendly. The weathered fence around the yard and overhanging trees from my neighbor, […]

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