Tag Archives: Gardening

Epic Pew: Laudato Si and 17 Practical Ways to Embrace Stewardship

Summer time has been busy, so my writing has been focused on the three Catholic websites I am now a contributor for. I will return to regular blogging when things slow down a bit and I get through my final exam for Theology of the Church. Today I am writing over at Epic Pew: The […]

Monday is for Beauty: Sunset on a Rose Petal

This morning I was out watering my flowers in preparation for a hot day. My rose bushes are in full bloom and I found this beauty of a rose petal laying in the grass. There on this tiny petal is a sunset. I wondered and marveled at it and then put it in my book […]

Love Changes the Ordinary, the Mundane, and the Ugly

Yes the picture above is an ordinary dandelion. The weed that is the bane of gardeners and lawn owners in their quest for spring and summer perfection. To adults it is nothing more than a pest to be rid of. In fact, most people would either look at this image that I took with derision […]

Let God Woo You

This morning I looked out the window and was reminded of one of my favorite movies: Shadowlands. It is the story of C.S. Lewis as played by Anthony Hopkins. It focuses on Lewis’ years well into his conversion when he marries his wife, Joy. At one point he is sitting in a library at Oxford […]

Gardening: Playing in God’s Creation

You care for the earth, give it water;you fill it with riches.Your river in heaven brims overto provide its grain. And thus you provide for the earth;you drench its furrows;you level it, soften it with showers;you bless its growth. Psalm 65 This morning I was out in the morning sunshine picking kale with my daughter […]