Monday, April 30, 2018

by Julie Lavender

A springtime walk with God in the south is often graced with the fluttering of butterfly wings. God’s creativity is evident in so many of His masterpieces, but I often feel like He ‘outdid’ Himself when it comes to butterflies.

I spotted a monarch butterfly on my walk today. Black and orange with white spots along the tips of its wings, the monarch flies farther than any insect during its short life on Earth.

by Julie Lavender

On my walk with God this morning, I saw a large grasshopper that I first thought was injured. He walked so laboriously, deliberately and slowly that, from a distance, I thought it must be hurt. A few steps more and I could see its size and then even closer, I realized it was a lubber grasshopper.

by Julie Lavender

On my walk with God this morning, something zoomed past my face and landed on a nearby leaf. Closer inspection revealed a robber fly.

Robber flies are fast-flying, beard-faced, six-legged creatures that feed on other insects. Quite often, robber flies choose to attack insects much larger than themselves.

Monday, April 23, 2018


My guest today is Heather Bock, a friend I only know from this www world .... wonderful web writer! We met online through a writing community, and I have admired her blog posts ever since. She writes about finding glimpses of Jesus every day and her words can be found at Because my posts are glimpses of God from his amazing masterpieces, I especially liked her piece about an orchid plant. I hope you'll visit her site - you won't be disappointed! She's as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside! 

God’s Time Is Beautifully Perfect

by Heather Bock

Last December, my orchid plant started sending out a flower shoot. It had been a particularly warm December, and my poor plant was confused. It figured, sitting day after day in the warm sunlight of my balmy sunroom, that spring had arrived. As it hadn’t been a year since it had bloomed the spring before, I was certainly surprised, watching it and wondering if it were going to be a twice-a-year blooming orchid now.