Blaze O’ Glory

I was born in autumn, and I hope I die like autumn. Let me explain. Everyone who has gone through basic botany knows that leaves aren't green. I mean, they are, obviously (unless you're color blind), but the green in leaves comes from chlorophyll as the trees take the sunlight from the sun and turn … Continue reading Blaze O’ Glory

Make Like a Tree

I like trees. When I was choosing the design for the cover of New Creation, the one with the tree stood out right away and was the front runner the whole time. Even the title of my blog is "Fruit from the Olive Tree." (notice the header image) It's National Arbor Day today, and the … Continue reading Make Like a Tree

The Grammar of Creation

It are National Grammar Day! (see what I did there?) The word "Grammar" is derived from the Greek "grammatikē technē" which means "art of letters," according to Wikipedia. Grammar is the set of rules by which sentences are structured; although we think of it as punctuation and spelling, it really means syntax and usage and … Continue reading The Grammar of Creation

Garden of the God

I wonder if God put Adam in the Garden to tend it because gardening, landscaping, and working with plants is one of the best ways to come up with spiritual applications for things. Gardening isn't something I enjoy.  Just put down grass and spray weedkiller and that's my idea of a landscaping.  Although tulips are … Continue reading Garden of the God

Sanctification on a Schwinn

My aunt and I used to go biking a lot. We've biked back country gravel roads and paved suburban pathways, hilly river terrain and flat farmland byways.  We've biked until our legs couldn't even hold us up when we got off the bike to rest.  (When we first started biking, that point was after a … Continue reading Sanctification on a Schwinn