Tag Archives: God’s creation

Flowing River


This beautiful photograph of a flowing stream was taken by Jim Forney, a friend at SJLC. What a talented, God-fearing man he is.


Lupine show God’s faithfulness

Matt in field

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not;
as thou hast been thou forever will be.

Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
all I have needed thy hand hath provided;
great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon and stars in their courses above
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.


Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!


Words & Music © 1923, Ren. 1951 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188.
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The Beauty of A Weed


This beautiful little plant is called bugleweed. It grew on my back hill. Normally, the flowers are on upright stems about 5-6 inches tall and a delicate blue-purple color. It tends to bloom about June, but the green color remains all summer. Bugle weed makes a good border plant and can cover a large area. Once planted, bugleweed emits runners which form roots in to the ground along the length of the runner. Some gardeners would label  bugle weed invasive.

Weeds are problematic. At first thought, most Gardeners don’t want them in a garden. We think of Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the weeds (tares) and are happy that we aren’t going to have the same fate as a weed.  But, for some reason I like the little bugle weed because it is so cheerful looking.

Reflection: We have to be careful that we aren’t attracted only to outward appearances, remembering to look on the heart.

Copyright November 6, 2015: Carolyn A. Roth; all rights reserved.