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April 2, 2019

Encounters: Dave Waters – Open Your Paddocks, Part II

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My experience is that if your desire is to open your life, and you partner with God in that endeavor, then your life will not only have impact, it will give you immense joy and satisfaction. So, friends, that is it. I am not scared, but look forward...

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March 19, 2019

Encounters: Dave Waters – Open Your Paddocks, Part 1

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Two years ago, cancer struck again, likely caused by elevated levels of radiation decades earlier. This time surgeons removed Dave’s larynx, and he became a voiceless pastor. An oxymoron? Periods of depression followed the operation, but Dave’s...

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February 19, 2019

Encounters: Maple Sugaring Season in New York

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Sugaring is a study in biology and tree identification. While the sap of most maples is sweet, only the sap of the sugar maple, with its elevated sugar content, can produce approximately one gallon of syrup from forty gallons of sap. With practice...

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January 29, 2019

Encounters: Rediscovering Nature with Children

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Naturalist John Burroughs has written that the ability to fully appreciate the wonders of nature depends on the capacity to “take a hint.” In the early years of childhood this innate ability paves the way for innumerable discoveries, developing an...

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