547. …the whole fabric of creation is woven through with the thread of God’s light. ~J. Philip Newell, THE BOOK OF CREATION

Nature is God’s first missionary.
Where there is no Bible,
there are sparkling stars.
Where there are not preachers,
there are spring times…
If a person has nothing but nature,
then nature is enough
to reveal something about God.
~Max Lucado

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My church has no wall
My church has no roof
Birds are flying through
Stars are shining above
My church has no door
My church has no window
Shy owls are welcome there
Secret lakes are stained glass
And bluebells go to the mass
It is a shelter in my heart
Hugeness in my soul
My church is nowhere
And everywhere at the same
As fragile as a snowflake
As strong as love
For it is the breath of life
For it is just made of faith
~Frédéric G. Martin
at: http://poemsandpoemes.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/my-church/

Send me Your light and Your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy mountain, to the place where You dwell. ~Psalm 43:3  ✝

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27 thoughts on “547. …the whole fabric of creation is woven through with the thread of God’s light. ~J. Philip Newell, THE BOOK OF CREATION

      • Yay for laughter! I love Owls so does my girl! When Winter gets here and the snakes are gone I plan to head out to my back pond where there is this Owl and he literally hoots at me in the day time. I thought at first it was some neighbor kid but I literally think there is this owl that hoots in the shadows in the daytime. Who who that’s what I thought of when I saw this! It is kind of scary because I always wonder is he doing that because of me or because he sees a WHO! LOL ❤ Love you!


      • Yay for laughter is right!!!! I’ve never seen an owl in the wild. I’d love to though. Every now and then I think I here one when I’m out in the yard especially this last summer but I never could get a glimpse of what it was that was making that noise. It always happened around dusk. Oh for sure wait until ALL chances for snakes are GONE, GONE, GONE. I no likey snakes AT ALL!!!!! Love you too, missy. I hope you have a great weekend. Hugs, N ❤


      • That made me smile! Now you know the next time I’m out there I will think of you and laugh! LOL WHO would have thought that a photo could make someone think of such a thing! 😀 I’m ready for the first frost then I can investigate! LOL ❤ Have a super duper weekend!


  1. Natalie… I love owls; what a beautiful photo! Max Lucado’s poem is wonderful and agree with his thoughts! I would say… “sping times are preachers, and sparkling stars bibles…” Thank you so much for sharing “My Church”… it’s a very simple poem… I was sure you would like it! I hope you are well, have a wonderful week-end my dearest friend, take care & GIANT HUGS 🙂 ♥♥♥


    • Oh you are so welcome. I loved your poem and knew the minute I read it I wanted to build a post around it. I’m glad you like Lucado’s words and I loved the way you switched his words around. I am well, at least for the moment, and I pray it is the same with you, mon ami. Huge, huge hugs right back to you, dear one! N ❤ ❤ ❤ 🙂


  2. “Nature is God’s first missionary”
    — I love that. Even in the book of Romans it talks about how nature declares God.
    And there’s that lovely poem by our good friend, Frederic.
    Lovely Natalie.
    🙂 ❤


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