Tag : beauty

Birth of Hawaii

“Look!  There’s the island!  Which volcano do you think that is?”  I wondered, noticing a mountain peak poking through the layer of clouds as I looked out of the small plane window.  We were in the Hawaiian islands, headed towards…

April 21, 2017

Geological Diversity – Lots of Rocks

I was studying some geological formations not long ago, and started wondering why we have so many different types of rocks and soils. Surely God could have created the Earth with a few basic minerals? Why so much variety? That…

March 26, 2017

Butterflies – Creation Clues for Kids Vol 5 No 3

Flutter By Do you ever like to catch bugs, butterflies, or other little creatures outside? Sometimes, you can catch bugs and watch them live in a jar for a while.  Some of the most exciting bugs I remember chasing around…

March 9, 2017

Music Inspired by Hummingbirds

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August 25, 2016

Unburdened

The narrow, rocky path through the canopy of brush looked very inviting to my weary mind.  Like the heavy backpack I carried hiking up the rough path, I had been feeling the problems, decisions, and tasks of daily life weighing…

April 15, 2016

Wondrous Wings

Though standing perfectly still, my eyes danced all around the room trying to follow each of the beautiful, delicate creatures fluttering toward the greenhouse-style ceiling of the imitation rainforest.  I drank in the quiet splendor of the scene, watching the…

December 4, 2015

Monarch of the Garden

Lifeless monarch amid the flowers. Photo copyright Sara J. Bruegel, October 2015 I suddenly caught my breath and froze when I noticed the flash of bright orange and black fluttering above the pure, white flowers. There was a huge, pristine…

October 30, 2015

Suffering, Sin, and Spectacular Creation

“Why am I in a wheelchair, diabetic, and dying of cancer?” the lady asked pointedly, glaring straight at me. I had just been describing the perfect creation (without any suffering and death) that God declared “very good” at the end…

July 31, 2015

Designed to Do Things His Way

“What’s that?!” I asked when I saw the creature disappearing into the woods. “It’s a woodchuck” my friends explained. I was thrilled – I didn’t remember ever having seen a real woodchuck just running around by the side of the…

July 10, 2015

Marvelously Made Music, Part 2

Have you ever sung a song that worked fairly well at first, but ended up getting too high-pitched for your range because someone started it uncomfortably high?   Or maybe, like this writer, the opposite is more likely to happen to…

May 29, 2015