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    Seeing Masterpieces

    My father creates custom quivers designed for archers to carry their arrows. He carves elaborate wildlife pictures into pieces of genuine leather, before stitching the material together.

    During a visit, I watched him construct one of his works of art. His careful hands applied just the right pressure as he pressed a sharp blade into the supple leather, creating various textures. Then he dipped a rag into crimson dye and covered the leather with even strokes, magnifying the beauty of his creation.

    As I admired my dad’s confident craftsmanship, I realized how often I fail to acknowledge and appreciate my heavenly Father’s…

    The Good Earth

    While orbiting the moon in 1968, Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders described the crew’s close-up view of the moonscape. He called it “a foreboding horizon . . . a stark and unappetizing-looking place.” Then the crew took turns reading to a watching world from Genesis 1:1–10. After Commander Frank Borman finished verse 10, “And God saw that it was good,” he signed off with, “God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth.”

    The opening chapter of the Bible insists on two facts:

    Creation is God’s work. The phrase “and God said . . .” beats in cadence all the…

    Surrounded by God

    In the 1940s, George de Mestral faced an issue only too familiar to dog owners: After a walk in the woods, his dog’s fur was riddled with cockleburs—thorny seeds which are nearly impossible to remove. But de Mestral realized that more than simply an inconvenience, perhaps the design of the cockleburs could inspire something useful. In time, he invented VELCRO® brand fasteners which are widely used for fabric and more. This is just one example among many of inventors who used the wonders of the natural world to provide inspiration for their creations.

    Star Gazing

    My adopted teenage son and I had the privilege of hosting two of his closest friends, Brock and Wesley (and their parents), in his native country of Uganda. Though our friends were spending just one week in East Africa, their plans were so ambitious that I said to Brock, “Your dad wants to do everything in seven days.” “It’s possible,” Brock replied. “God made the earth in seven days.” “Yes,” my son said with a smile, “but did God do all of these activities?”

    What’s That Book About?

    Perhaps you’re familiar with the Bible, but not with the over-arching story this book unfolds to us from its beginning in Genesis to its conclusion in Revelation. Discover the themes that unite these 66 books into a cohesive narrative. And discover the essential part you play in this big story.

    Creation Teaching

    We recently moved to my husband’s hometown, a city that features a beautiful metro park system. Every day, prior to work and after dropping off two of our three young daughters at school, we take a brief hike together. My husband straps our baby onto his back in a backpack-like contraption, and off we go!

    Living lives of worship

    Every culture on earth expresses itself through music! Today on Discover the Word, we welcome Nicole Unice back to the table one last time to talk about how God can even turn our lives into songs. They’re not talking about singing through life, but how God’s resounding glory reverberates in everyone who encounters Him. Living […]

    The First Day—Again

    Imagine you’re a Jewish child, nourished from a young age by the words of the Torah. You can recite the Torah’s opening lines describing how, just before the dawn of God’s magnificent acts of creation, darkness covered the deep and the Spirit of God hovered over the waters (Genesis 1:2). Those mysterious words signaled that something stunning was about to happen. God was doing something new. You’d hear the story of that first day of creation, the inauguration of God’s creation week when He said, “Let there be light”—and light flooded the earth (John 20:3). Adam and Eve in the…

    God’s Masterpiece

    When asked which author he would choose to write his life’s story, author and activist Wendell Berry answered: “A horrible thought. Nobody. As the only person who ever has lived my life, I know that most of it can never be documented, is beyond writing and beyond words.”

    Why did God Create a World that He Knew was Going to Go Wrong eventually?

    This introduction that you’re reading now is really my third. Twice, I wrote a few paragraphs, only to remove them after finding that they were going nowhere. Despite having spent a couple of hours coming up with the first two versions, it wasn’t really difficult to click on “delete”. I mean, why continue something that is flawed?

    The Wonder of Creation: Wilderness, Part II: What the Wild Reveals About Us

    In the wilderness, the sounds and rhythms of life change. In the emptiness and silence of the wild, the cycle of distractions can be broken as you leave behind computers, hectic schedules, and interruptions. And for those who have ears to hear, the wilderness can teach the wonder of being still in a busy world. […]

    The Wonder of Creation: Wilderness, Part I: What the Wild Reveals About God

    The landscape of the wilderness bursts with dramatic and inspiring scenery—quiet rivers and streams, isolated forests, and majestic mountains that rise up to intimidate and challenge anyone who approaches. And for those who have eyes to see, the wilderness reveals its treasures. It also speaks volumes of its Creator, the One responsible for such amazing beauty and design. Experience the wonder of creation in the wilderness, and discover What the Wild Reveals About God.

    Runtime: 26 minutes

    Wonder of Creation: Soil: The Sustainer of Life, Part II

    Soil is so common that we can easily forget how precious it is. And it is so rare in the universe that we can easily miss its significance to our planet: Soil is the foundation for all living things, including humanity. So what is this vital material out of which all life arises and to which all life eventually returns?

    Runtime: 26 minutes

    Hubble, Zoos, And Singing Children

    What do the Hubble Space Telescope, a zoo, and singing children have in common? According to the teaching of Psalm 148, we could conclude that they all point to God’s magnificent creation.