This is a three-minute video of some highlights of my life.
I guess it’s obvious I haven’t been doing much here lately. For various reasons I just haven’t had anything to say worth posting.
I just turned 80, so that seems worth a few observations. As is true of every age milestone, there are few, if any, generalizations that can be made. Everyone has their own history and situation.
In 2017 Hurricane Irma blew through Georgia and brought with it a lot of destruction. It also brought to our home a flock of hummingbirds. We’ve had a hummingbird feeder for years, but the little guys have only come one at a time to feed. Immediately after Irma blew through, we started to see a bunch of birds at the feeder.
Many young adults are planning their lives based on out-of-date opinions. Perhaps they believe that conditions are now the same as they were when their parents were young. Or they may be following obsolete advice from older adults, such as high school counselors who are dispensing opinions that once were valid, but are no longer.
Bats, the flying mammals, are fascinating creatures that inhabit human folklore in mostly inaccurate fashion. Walking across the campus of Emmanuel College one day, I saw a crowd behind one of the buildings. A large colony of bats had made their home in the attic, which had been fumigated to drive the furry fliers out.
Did you know the answer as soon as you saw the picture? It’s the hand of the One who designed the DNA molecule. He also designed everything else, as John says about Jesus, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
The illustration is part of the cover of a biology textbook,
Lane P. Lester, Ph.D.
Genetics and evolution have been enemies from the beginning of those two concepts. Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics, and Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, were contemporaries. At the same time that Darwin was claiming that creatures could change into other creatures, Mendel was showing that even individual characteristics remain constant.
At a recent meeting of the Clarkesville Writers Society (not pictured above), the members shared short pieces they had written on the theme of gratitude. The following is the one I presented.
Does Gratitude Require a Benefactor?
In the movie “America’s Sweethearts” one of the characters goes to a New Age retreat where he learns to be grateful for just about everything.
The following is a short article about how living things got to be the way they are. It assumes the truth of supernatural creation, followed by natural variation during the time life has been on the earth.
Have you ever come to a point in your life where you wonder if God cares what you spend your time doing? I don’t mean good vs. evil behavior; I’m talking about what work you do, your job, your calling, your ministry. Can there come a time when God has no more plans for you in this life?