Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Book Review: Unwrapping Wonder by Carol O'Casey

Science and Christianity. Some people think they are incompatible. I believe science shows the intricate wonders of God's handiwork and points to God's love, power, glory, and majesty. This book, Unwrapping Wonder affirms that! The author, Carol O'Casey is a biologist, teacher, pastor's wife, and child of God. She beautifully explores and captures the wonders of God's creation in her book. I enjoy spending time outdoors taking photos of God's creation and then putting Scriptures on them. Therefore, this book is a book after my own heart :).

God reveals Himself in His Word and in His creation. It's a delight for me to "unwrap" each gift of wonder as I read aloud to my sons each chapter about different objects of nature such as dragonflies, hummingbirds, sand dollars, barnacles, lichens, beetles, toads, trees, and more. The book is divided into 5 sections based on habitat: Gifts of the Field, Gifts of the Air, Gifts of the Deep, Gifts of the Mountains, and Gifts of the Desert. Each chapter starts with an interesting quote and ends with "Wondercise" (hands-on activities) and Promise of Hope (encouraging Bible verse(s)). I learned quite a bit about plants and animals, enjoyed the spiritual lessons drawn from these natural wonders, and appreciated the detailed illustrations by Matthew Kondratieff.

Want to know your Creator better? Slow down and take time to savor His creation! Check out this unique, informative, and insightful book; prepare to be astonished :)! "The purpose of this book is to inspire wonder and appreciation for the works of art God has made. May you be drawn closer to the Craftman's side, fret less about daily living and fall deeper in love with the One Who made it all." (p. 14)

You can visit the author's blog at: www.thedivinenatureproject.com.


~ I received a free copy of this book via
CLADACH Publishing in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

PhotoHunt: Over

It's time for another weekly photo hunt, hosted by Sandi at The Saturday PhotoHunt. This week's theme is Over.




















Squirrel over our bird feeder :)!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

PhotoHunt: Humble

It's time for another weekly photo hunt, hosted by Sandi at The Saturday PhotoHunt. This week's theme is Humble.

















"Be humble as the blade of grass that is being trodden underneath the feet." ~John Ruskin
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time." 1 Peter 5:6

Saturday, August 10, 2013

PhotoHunt: Blue


It's time for another weekly photo hunt, hosted by Sandi at The Saturday PhotoHunt. This week's theme is Blue.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

PhotoHunt: Under


It's time for another weekly photo hunt, hosted by Sandi at The Saturday PhotoHunt. This week's theme is Under.

Under the shell
















The Rogue River flows (through the lava tube) under the Natural Bridge.


Saturday, April 27, 2013

PhotoHunt: Zoom


It's time for another weekly photo hunt, hosted by Sandi at The Saturday PhotoHunt. This week's theme is Zoom.











 My camera zoomed in while the Canadian geese zoomed away :).

Saturday, April 20, 2013

PhotoHunt: Wither


It's time for another weekly photo hunt, hosted by Sandi at The Saturday PhotoHunt. This week's theme is Wither.


Withered Veggie Art by my youngest son, Isaiah, several years ago :)!
























The word "wither" made me think of these verses in Isaiah.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

Ultimate Blog Party 2013
Welcome to my photo blog! My name is Urailak. I enjoy taking photos, hoping to capture the beauty of God's creation and share with others. I like putting Scriptures on my photos. My Father's World is filled with wonders beyond words!

I use a cheap digital camera so please don't expect too much :). Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Have fun at the 2013 Ultimate Blog Party!

Below is a slideshow of some of my photos with Bible verses on them. I hope they'll encourage you somewhat..somehow :).
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Saturday, March 23, 2013

PhotoHunt: Flow


It's time for another weekly photo hunt, hosted by Sandi at The Saturday PhotoHunt. This week's theme is Flow.
















"Whoever believes in Me (Jesus Christ), as the Scripture has said, streams of living water (the Spirit) will flow from within him." John 7:38