Nature Speaks

Writers are scavengers—we gather scraps and pieces together and turn them into stories.

I found these things as we did a scavenger hunt and free-write at writing group.


God is amazing how he gives us this beautiful world to live in. We see these kinds of common objects in nature, and sometimes they’re just there in the background and we don’t take notice of them. He creates such a huge variety of shapes, colors and textures.

brown uneven pine cone

Something rough

The pine cone is rough and uneven. It reminds me how the Lord loves us even though we have bumps and ridges.

green leaf

Something green

A vibrant green leaf is full of new life and moisture. This makes me think of how we come alive with Jesus and he gives us living water and gifts.

wood chips

Something woody

Wood chips are chiseled from a big piece of wood. They bear resemblance of the tree in some ways but had to be shaped to be useful. In the playground they enable children to play each day.

smooth white stone

Something stony

The stone was smoothed by flowing water in the creek. This is like the way we are fashioned by the living waters of the Holy Spirit when he develops our gifts.

bent stick

Something crooked

A crooked stick reminds me of how we are not perfect but the Lord uses us. Even though I have my own bent and don’t look like others, I have unique characteristics and can be used for his good purposes.

crumpled yellow leaves

Something cracked

These yellow leaves are cracked and crumbling. This makes me think of how we sometimes go through a dry and parched land but God is there to revive us again.

Take notice when you’re walking outside this summer, and ask God to speak to you through nature.

About Myrna Folkert

Myrna is an author who desires to use her gifts to glorify God. She's created this blog to tell stories of her childhood, musings about life, motherless daughters, grief and loss, faith in God, her family history, and facts about the Long QT syndrome. She also has a hearing condition called Tinnitus. Doing interviews with motherless daughters like herself are of great interest. Join in discussions by following this blog and commenting. She would love to hear your stories about life. Myrna is a Christ follower, wife, mother, sister, friend, aunt, and cousin. She was an elementary school teacher for 27 years; now works in her church, and a few other volunteer activities such as Hospice doing "Life Reviews" and Vigils. Myrna loves to read, write, listen to music, go to concerts, and take pictures. Her favorite pastime is boating with her husband near the beautiful shores of West Michigan.
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1 Response to Nature Speaks

  1. Reblogged this on paynefulponderings and commented:
    God can be found everywhere. Take time to look for Him today.


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