Raising children, nursing them when ill, and teaching them to respect nature falls right into a parallel category of nursing injured animals that are brought home for a parent to help them recover. Sewing skills, honesty, and creative problem-solving are also a plus when tackling unchartered waters. It also helps to have a tender heart!
“Whether she’s writing about the staccato of a hairy woodpecker echoing through the woods, tapping sweet sap from a cluster of maples during a spring sugaring ritual or mourning the loss of her ox, Tolstoy, Joan Donaldson’s sensuous prose shimmers and surprises. Her collection of essays, Wedded to the Land, peels back the skin of her blueberry farm with the precision and eloquence of a Wendell Berry, Edward Abbey, and other agrarian essayists who make us pine for the lost heart of the country.” —George Getschow, writer-in-residence, The Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism, former editor for the Wall Street Journal John thought he was building a garage when he erected a timber-frame building only a stone’s throw from the house we built on the back of our farm. While washing the dishes, I mulled over how pleasant it would be to look out our kitchen window and watch goats lounge in a paddock. If goats lived in the new shed, the walk wouldn’t be far when milking in the winter or during kidding season. Once outside, I scanned the sixteen-by-twenty-foot framework. “You know, a couple of goats would fit nicely in here. There’s room for two stalls.” John’s hammer paused. I continued. “The aspens and honeysuckle on the north would shelter an outdoor pen.” I tied on a nail apron and picked up a hammer.
Many people are aware of the eighty-nine earthquake because it happened just before the World Series baseball game between the Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants. It was on television as the game was about to start. This book presents a new idea about healing with regard to any earthquake.
It explains why this earthquake happened and so gives general principles that may cause an earthquake. Author Frank Jakubowsky gives a new idea about this earthquake that can help explain the many effects that cause an earthquake. Probably the most important idea is that there are principles that help in predicting the time of aftershocks. Aftershocks are common after a big earthquake, and to predict the timing of them would be important.
Thank God, I Am Alive were the words of Buck Helm after he was rescued from being trapped for eighty-nine hours. Jakubowsky uses those words as a theme for rebuilding and looking for positive ideas about earthquakes.
Seeking to inspire by offering tales of how God helped in lessening the effect of the earthquake, this collection includes many personal stories.
Mid-February, the air is cold, damp and turbulent. From the southeast a familiar cacophony of high pitched honking fills the air. The strength of the sounds grows more intense as the sky in the distance begins to appear spotted. Alas! The spring migration is under way. Flocks of Snow Geese begin pouring in to this small wildlife refuge. They range in size from just a few birds to thousands at a time. They migrate long distances and often fly at high altitudes in more of a wavy line or arc rather than the “V” of Canada Geese. Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area is just “A Stop Along The Way” for these and many other waterfowl traveling the Atlantic Flyway as they return to their Arctic breeding grounds. A propagation area of 750+ acres surrounded by thousands of acres of State Game Land as well as farm fields provide an excellent stopover for migrating geese, swans and assorted ducks. Here they can rest from their long journey while feeding to build reserves before once again taking to the air as they continue their northern trek. This is a five year observation of Snow Geese, Tundra Swans and other fowl at Middle Creek.
Little Birdie discovers it is easy to make new friends in his homeland of Africa. Then, one day, he finds the courage to join the other birds as they fly over the Atlantic Ocean and discovers a whole new world filled with many different kinds of animals.
This kindhearted and courageous little love bird will charm you with his free spirit. Even though he has no idea what is around the next bend, Little Birdie has faith he will find another new friend.
Along the way, he meets Mr. Hippo, a lizard named Zola, and gets advice from his old friend Dusty, the elephant. Will Little Birdie find his way back home again or stay in the wonderful new world he has found?
A Little Birdie Told Me … is a child's keepsake with photography that has captured the beauty of God's amazing creation. It will spark your child's imagination, inspire a thirst for reading, and help develop an appreciation and respect for wildlife.
God employed a burning bush as a medium of revelation when He spoke to Moses, and every tree or plant on this planet is afire with His presence. for example, in the plant realm, the cornflower has ultraviolet pigments in its blue petals, which are invisible to the human eye, but irresistible to a pollinating bee. In the realm of trees, the seed of the maple is equipped with a neat pair of wings, which enables it to sail away from the parent on a current of air.
Jesus used trees and plants as metaphors, and early monks and missionaries took up the torch, relabeling a number of trees and plants with holy names as an educational tool.
In this book, I have sought to rescue some of these legends from obscurity, concentrating on those within the Judeo-Christian tradition: in a few instances I have taken the liberty of linking biblical references to botanical names.
It is my hope that this collection, with its beautiful photographs and simple text, will reach a wide readership, to inform, inspire, and entertain.
All Nature Sings is a selection of classical and contemporary perspectives toward God’s creation and a collection of songs, scriptures, and other inspirational words gathered to help Christians appreciate and see the natural world, God’s creation, through a spiritual lens.
CONTRIBUTIONS INCLUDE: Thomas Aquinas – Francis of Assisi – Augustine – Ludwig van Beethoven –William Cullen Bryant – Oswald Chambers – King David – Fyodor Dostoevsky – Henry van Dyke – Ralph Waldo Emerson – Erasmus – Julian of Norwich – Matthew the Evangelist – John Milton – Paul the Apostle – Robert Louis Stevenson – Leo Tolstoy and Isaac Watts.