Nepal Earthquake Victims

Dear Family and Friends, The Earthquake in Nepal has claimed over 4,000 lives at last report, with many thousands more injured and homeless. But Olivet Presbyterian Church has already been able to respond in providing relief thanks to your generous giving to Mission Outreach (formerly called “Benevolence giving”), and Olivet’s support and partnership with Heifer […]


How the wise and pious use of an estate naturally carried us to great perfection in all the virtues of the Christian life; represented in the character of Miranda. ANY one pious regularity of any one part of our life, is of great advantage, not only on its own account, but as it uses us […]

Water of Life

It was one of the hottest days of the dry season. We had not seen rain in almost a month. The crops were dying. Cows had stopped giving milk. The creeks and streams were long gone back into the earth. It was a dry season that would bankrupt several farmers before it was through. Every […]

Winterize Your Lawn

“Winterize your lawn,” the big sign outside the garden store commanded. I’ve fed it, watered it, mowed it, raked it and watched a lot of it die in spite of all my efforts. Now I’m supposed to winterize it? I hope it’s too late. Grass lawns have to be the stupidest thing we’ve come up […]

Stewardship of Creation

The term ‘wildlife habitat’ and ‘creation stewardship’ sometimes conjure up images of wolf packs roaming our cities, endangered species protected from predation in an expansive enclosure, or a ranch where ‘throw-away’ orangutans now live out their days. Wrong! The fact is that you probably have a natural wildlife habitat in your back (or front) yard, […]