Short and/or photo posts:
Power and Glory Of the Ocean at Reflections in Puddles
“The sound, the smell, the motion and the sheer power
speak to me of the power and the glory of the One who creates.”
One Good Reason to Become a Scientist at Hounded By Heaven. So short I could quote the whole post (but I’ll send you over instead)!
Stop Praying at Georgetown Church of Christ does NOT talk about what we usually think of with creation science. But their point is very powerfully tied to God as Creator. Click to find out what it is…
Longer thoughtful posts:
You’ve got to check out What planet is this from? by No Cubicle Required (unless you don’t like monsters). Someone else is having a blast giving God the credit He deserves! I had a lot of fun checking out the web page they got the photo from, so catch that, too.
TWO THINGS THAT MAKE GOD LAUGH by Fuel for Faith. If you don’t know what they are, have a look at this post. BTW, God’s joy is something different entirely.
Speaking of which: The Joy of Being the Created by Confident Brokennessis a delightful look at what it means to recognize that God wanted YOU!
“And I wonder, how much joy does it bring God to live amidst the beauty? To see the joy in a little girl’s face as she swings at the park. To see the grace-filled eyes of a professor. To look upon those forgotten with love. I wonder how much joy it brings him to gaze upon the mountains and breathe in the colors of fall. I wonder…
…because I feel it too. This unexplainable joy.”
Fearfully and wonderfully made by Rachel at Vita Donum Dei (I think that means living, ruling God, or something like that in Latin) is long enough to excerpt:
“I like to think of the way He created us like a big Build-A-Bear kind of thing…. Even before we were born, He planned us out and KNEW us. He created and understood every piece of us – from our heads to our toes. Before birth, He knew us and the lives we would lead with the body He provided.”
I’m planning my own short post on suffering (again), but Desiring to Walk Humbly with My God has a lengthy and well-thought post on Job: I Will Ask You. Did you know suffering is one of the most common reasons for people to refuse to bow their knee to the Creator God they know is real?
“God challenged Job. You think you know all about Me and how things should be? Okay, here I am. Stand up and fight like a man. Tell Me all about Me.”
“My Studies” is tackling Gen 1:26-31 this week. Subjects include authority, femininity, trinity, and more:
I am certainly not saying that God is an effeminate hippie here, just that he contains with in Himself all the aspects of the human race. Also to be created in the image of God one must understand that we are a Trinity of things.
I just defended that aspect of God’s character last week at church. Don’t you know God is the best shopping companion? And someone has to really have a sense of beauty and delicacy to invent the jellyfish. Anyway, go on over and check out a new voice on the block!
“Where were you when I made the earth?
If you are so smart, answer me.
And who decided how big the earth should be?
Who measured it with a measuring line?
What is the earth resting on?
Who put the first stone in its place
when the morning stars sang together
and the angels shouted with joy? Job 38:4-7 Easy-to-read Version