Category: Creationist experiences

Facing the Facts

The late summer evening glow of the setting sun made the trees and rocks of the South Dakota Black Hills reverberate with a final splash of brilliant color before darkness cloaked their splendor for the night.  My flip-flops… Read More

Behemoth Burial Ground

Ping, ping, ping! Thud. Thud. The high pitched clanging of hammer and chisel against hard rock mixed with the dull noises of digging picks hitting damp clay.   Dark blue-gray clouds tauntingly circled the sky above, showering rain in… Read More

Purple Poppy Mallow

Captivated by the vibrant magenta color dotting the patchy grass, I gently plucked one of the roadside wildflowers by the Kansas state sign.  I had been admiring those colorful, cup-shaped flowers out the car window for at least… Read More

Where the Buffalo Roam

Crunch . . . Crunch . . .“Huhhhgh” – a loud sigh followed the heavy noises, close to a tent where the energetic girl and her mother were sleeping.  Over breakfast, stories were told of strange noises heard… Read More

Crab Eyes, Fruit, and Rocks

From far away, the two short stacks of rocks, sitting precariously on top of the mountain, looked like they had been put there by someone.  As we hiked closer to the “Crab Eyes” rock formation, I started to… Read More

Oklahoma’s Wichita Mountains

Inching my way across the steeply tilted rock, I grabbed the top edge to keep myself steady.  The rock felt very rough and sharp.  By the end of the day, I had sore, red palms and scratched, bloody… Read More

Unburdened

The narrow, rocky path through the canopy of brush looked very inviting to my weary mind.  Like the heavy backpack I carried hiking up the rough path, I had been feeling the problems, decisions, and tasks of daily… Read More

Daunting Dunes

Battling the ferocious, bone-chilling desert wind of a February morning, I tightly gripped one handle of my sled while the rest of the sled flailed wildly in the wind. Looking out across the wide open field of pure… Read More

Life’s First Cry

I tried to breath as quietly as possibly, as mixed anticipation and excitement in the room grew. Suddenly, amid the other sounds of labor and childbirth, the first cry of a little baby reached my ears. Hearing that… Read More

Picking Through Gray Days – And Finding Treasure

This poem uses a personal reflection of delicate work on fossils to illustrate points about work, success, and life in general.  It’s written from the author’s experience working on fossil field jackets – essentially big chunks of rock… Read More