Posts in the ‘God’s Creation’ Category

7 September 2012

Cumulus Cloud

Cumulus Clouds

The sky was scattered with cumulus clouds last evening, each one reaching further toward the heavens than the last. A beautiful reminder that the steadfast love of the Lord extends to the heavens.

“Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
Your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
Your judgments are like the great deep;
man and beast You save, O Lord.”
—Psalm 36:5-6

31 August 2012

We waited until golden hour when the warmth of the sunlight is at a peak to get these shots for the Six Angles “Faceless Portrait” theme.

Artist at Sunset

Artist at Sunset

Artist at Sunset

This is an artist at sunset. She loves to paint for the glory of God.

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
—Colossians 3:17

P.S. These were taken with the new Nikkor 28mm f/1.8 lens (a very sharp lens) paired with the Nikon D7000 camera body.

1 May 2012


Evening Sun on the Raindrops

Spring Rain

Last evening’s downpour left the plants refreshed and ready for a new day. The skies were golden as the sun set, giving the face of the earth a warm glow.

“This is the day that the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
—Psalm 118:24

12 April 2012

Every spring I look forward to snipping lilac bunches from our bush for an overflowing bouquet of purple lovelies. It’s amazing to see how much beauty God puts into a single lilac with its breathtaking aroma.

April Lilacs

Lilacs on the lawn with a teacup and a good book.

Vintage Quilts and Lilacs

The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever.
—Isaiah 40:8

P.S. Six Angles is back!

26 March 2012

Eggshells for Planters

Have you ever planted seeds in eggshells? This spring we’re trying a new-to-us way of starting seeds inside. We’ve tried other ways in the past, all to no avail – this time we’re hoping the story will end with a “happily ever after” (plants growing strong, maturing, and bearing fruit in season).

The process of planting was most enjoyable. (Excepting, of course, for the centipede squirming around in the bucket of dirt.) A few easy-to-come-by “ingredients” were needed:

  • Eggshells & Egg-trays
  • Bucket of dirt
  • Seeds
  • Water

We filled the shells in the kitchen – and even our dog Bently seemed to enjoy the process by sneaking a few bites of dirt. (Perhaps he’s low on some minerals?)

Following is a pictorial version of the seed-planting process…

Eggshell Labels

Filling with Dirt




Eggshell Planting

A hole was poked into the bottom of each one so that any excess water could drain. When it comes time to transplant them to the garden, we will simply crunch the shell so that the roots can exit and plant the whole thing.

It’s fascinating to think that something as small as a seed will grow into many meals come summertime. God works wonders!

Have you started planting your garden? Do you start your seeds inside or outside?

7 March 2012


A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of visiting friends for a time of delightful fellowship. While we were there, we met their farm’s latest additions: lambs.

The mothers ate while the babies watched us in their own cautiously inquisitive way.

Momma Sheep Eating

Eating Mommas


Grazing Lambs


I became fast friends with this wee one. He was most charming
and enjoyed a good, long rub on the noggin.

Creamy Lamb

Petting a Lamb

Mrs. Mendenhall petting my new friend.

Mama Sheep

Lambs Watching

Spring is here with new life – beautiful new life!

P.S. Did I mention that the owner of these darling lambs has an Etsy shop & blog? I think you will like them.

20 February 2012

…you know someone put him there.”

"If you see a turtle on a fencepost...

Handmade Turtle

Handmade Turtle

This is a handmade turtle. Breezy created it using reference photos of Painted turtles, foil, paper maché, gesso, and acrylic paint.

Handmade Turtle

The main purpose of the turtle was to be a prop for a talk Dad gave at work, focusing on the sovereignty of God and His Providential hand. “If you see a turtle on a fencepost, you know someone put him there”, was the concluding remark as he placed the handmade turtle on a fencepost.

Handmade Turtle

Handmade Turtle

Now we get to have Mr. Turtle stick around longer than any of our previous wild “pet” turtles who needed to find new homes… he currently sits atop one of our bookshelves. (And, as much as I like turtles, when I forget he’s up there – or find him somewhere else – he takes me by surprise.)

12 January 2012

“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
and one who waters will himself be watered.”

—Proverbs 11:25


[ Paperwhites | the gift of bulbs from a friend has grown into a sweet winter beauty ]

9 December 2011

Works Willingly

“Then I [Wisdom] was with Him, like a master workman,
and I was daily His delight,
rejoicing before Him always,
rejoicing in His inhabited world
and delighting in the children of man.”
(Proverbs 8:30-31)

Striving, with the strength of Christ to daily:

  • Work diligently in excellence with willing hands
  • Delight in the Lord (at all times)
  • Rejoice before and in the Lord
  • Rejoice in God’s creation
  • Delight in those made in the image of God

Oh, how I desire wisdom! These verses are inspiring instruction to be diligently working and evermore delighting in the Lord, rejoicing in the Lord, and loving the Lord and the work of His hands.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.”
(Proverbs 9:10)

“Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
(Proverbs 31:30)