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Two of the most beautiful patterns in the creation can be found along the Golden Coast. One is the beautiful pattern of a rock called a Lake Superior agate. The other is the warm and symmetrical pattern of the wood grain of the trees. Lake Superior agates were formed when minerals were deposited in small […]

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John’s Tree

Johnny found an acorn and put it in his pocket Along with other treasures—a little plastic rocket, A marble, six fat worms, and a tiny silver ring; In the pocket of his jeans he stored ‘most anything. He sorted all his treasures when it was dinnertime, Gave sister Sue the ring, and she gave him […]

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Buds

All winter long the icy winds whistled through the naked branches. The branches stood out, exposed and dark against the crisp clear sky. The squirrels scurried about and hurried back to their warm nests. The birds clung to the branches for a moment and then looked for some place more sheltered. The branches remained day […]

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Mercy – What the Lord of Trees Has Meant Me to Be

Maple—The maple tree is a common species, numbering about 120 varieties. Maples grow almost exclusively in the Northern Hemisphere. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a maple in the “bottom” half of our planet. Locating a bottle of maple syrup would be easier, since it is part of a multi-million dollar industry. […]

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Gems from the Mines of Scripture

“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth its fruit in his season; his leaf shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Psalm 1:3. Blessed is the man! Yes, thrice blest is he who makes God’s precepts his chief delight, in God’s law, divinely perfect, […]

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Nature Study

In this spring time of the year, the phenomenon of autumn colors is perhaps very far from our thoughts. As life begins anew, we are not too anxious to contemplate that wonder of plant life that awes us in the fall. The daffodils and crocuses (crocus’?) have already burst forth into yellow and purple; the […]

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Trees Beside Still Waters

Bordering the water’s edges Pompous trees are verdant green. Rich their foliage, deeply rooted, Fertile, grand, a beauteous scene. May we drink thus at the fountain, Walking as God’s sons and daughters, Deeply rooted, fruits abundant As the trees beside the waters.

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The Majestic Palm

“On the next day much peo­ple that were come to the feast when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took bran­ches of palm trees, and went forth to meet Him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.” John 12:12, 13 Palm branches have […]

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