Category : Nature

12 Stones in a pile, Canyon Ministries

Stones of Remembrance

[Originally published as 12 Stones at Separation Canyon] What an incredible season it’s been on the river. This year I had the privilege of running our first river trip, as well as our last. It has been amazing to see…

May 10, 2020

Blue-tinged iceberg with mountains in backdrop, photo credit: Pxhere

Freshwater, Saltwater, and the Scientific Method

[Originally published as A Cool Variation on an Experiment] In my elementary science book, Science in the Beginning, I explain to students that many things in science are counterintuitive. To make this point clear, I have them do an experiment with…

May 4, 2020

Havasu Falls, photo credit: Nate Loper

A Visit to the Grand Canyon’s Waterfalls

[Originally published as What Will You See?—Waterfalls] One thing people on river trips through the Grand Canyon are often surprised by are the number of waterfalls we encounter. In such a drastically dry desert environment, seeing water cascading from canyon…

March 31, 2020

Swans flying with Psalm 89:6, photo credit: Wendy MacDonald

Generosity, Beauty, and the Creator

[Originally published as Focusing on Beauty] For who in the skies above can compare with the LORD? Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings? Psalm 89:6 NIV Once, on a drive home from church, I noticed gas prices…

March 29, 2020

Rainbow with dark clouds over the ocean: ID 113478365 © Hopsalka |

Rainbows and Rain Before the Flood

[Originally published as the 2nd half of No Rain?] After the global flood, God promised Noah that He would never again destroy the entire world by water (Genesis 9:11).  God used a rainbow as a sign of this promise (Genesis…

March 20, 2020

God is Great, Let’s Pay Attention!

A mountain wilderness provides a beautiful place to experience the greatness of God, but we can also experience His greatness in the everyday. This was a view I had on the way to the top two mountain lakes. [Originally published…

March 18, 2020


The Transformative Experience of the Grand Canyon

Not all of us have the opportunity or ability to visit the Grand Canyon, but today’s video allows us a glimpse into its depths. Whether this brings back memories or inspires a dream, come join us as we enjoy one…

February 23, 2020

Grand Canyon with scattered cloud shadows

Life’s Journey: Practical and Spiritual Needs

[Originally published as Lessons From The Trail] “Be still and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among the nations, I be will exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 (ESV) Hiking in the Grand Canyon can be intimidating….

December 19, 2019

Gypsum Cave in New Mexico

Park’s Ranch Cave – Part 2

[Originally published at Creation] The light from my headlamp bounced across the dark cave wall, making the microscopic white crystals glisten. Before I got there, I had imagined that crawling through small spaces and swimming through the deep water…

December 6, 2019

Originality Universe

The figure illustrates snowflakes in the universe. It is common knowledge that all snowflakes are originals. What is not well known is what the figure may cause us to wonder: whether or not all the other objects in the universe…

December 4, 2019 /