Man Was Here


April 20, afternoon …

Sometimes, I have to acknowledge that man’s presence can enhance nature, make God’s work more beautiful, and in the process pay service to God. Nowhere did I find greater evidence of this than in the Appalachians, beginning with my drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We’re into lower elevations, here – dipping down below 2,000 feet – where the Parkway grazes grazes into civilization, but where commercial development is restricted. Here is a sampling from my afternoon drive …

And this beauty …


As co-builders with nature, we have the power to create heaven on earth. A bit of will, a bit of brains, and a generous dose of humility – maybe we can make it happen …


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