Gleams of the Morning
By David F. Garner
Gleams of the Morning is a weekly podcast that uses object lessons from creation to enrich your life and relationship with the Creator. This is a non-denominational podcast meant to enrich your walk with Christ.
The Stewardship Tree - Episode 16
What does the Bible say about our role in caring for nature? Does God mind how we use what we have? This week we discuss the biblical principle of stewardship.
July 02, 2022
Your Greatest Fear - Episode 15
What is your greatest fear? How can we confront and overcome it? Listen this week to find out.
June 25, 2022
Regular And Thorny Flowers: Avoiding Toxic Traits - Episode 14
Sadly not everyone in church is there to become more like Christ. How do you spot people with toxic traits that may draw you further instead of closer to Christ? That’s what we discuss this week.
June 18, 2022
Reverse Blessings: Why Christians Shun Cussing - Episode 13
Have you ever wondered why Christian’s care so much about these small four letter words? Is it really that big of deal? Listen this week to find out.
June 11, 2022
Faith is Hard - Episode 12
Have you ever struggled with your faith? It can be very hard to keep your faith in God when difficult things assail us. Yet we can grow to a deeper faith that will help us hold on through anything. Listen to this episode to hear more about how to grow your faith.
June 04, 2022
Pretty or Pretty and Smart? - Episode 11
How do you learn to see others through God’s eyes? Listen as we discuss Samuel’s search for Israel’s king and learn to see others as God does.
May 28, 2022
What is A Spiritual Diet? - Episode 10
How is your spiritual diet currently? What even is a spiritual diet? Listen this week to find out. We will also discuss how to improve your spiritual diet. Find more lessons like this at OutdoorLessons.org.
May 14, 2022
Happiness Now - Episode 9
Have you ever struggled to find happiness and meaning in life? Listen now to learn one of the secrets to finding happiness right now! If you enjoy this episode please share with someone else and be sure to subscribe. Also a review would be awesome! Find more lessons at OutdoorLessons.org. Sources: 1. https://www.livescience.com/29152-oldest-tree-in-world.html 2. http://blog.idonethis.com/small-wins/
May 07, 2022
Pruning Your Life - Episode 8
Have you ever thought about how God shapes us into the person he desires? Listen to find out how God prunes us.
April 30, 2022
Be a Sea Sponge - Episode 7
You have heard of sea sponges, but are they a plant or an animal? Find out in this weeks episode. Also discover what lesson the sea sponge can give us as Christians. If you enjoy this episode. Please share with a friend. Check out my website for more object lessons. Visit www.outdoorlessons.org. Sources: 1. https://genomics.senescence.info/species/entry.php?species=Scolymastra_joubini 2. https://www.ecowatch.com/amp/coral-reef-conservation-sponges-2655063655.html 3. https://ec.europa.eu/research-and-innovation/en/horizon-magazine/cleaning-power-sea-sponges
April 23, 2022
Pictures and the Truth - Episode 6
What does a picture of the Grand Canyon have to do with the truth? Listen this week to find out!
April 16, 2022
Tourist or Adventurer - Episode 5
Do you prefer to live life on the edge where things can get hard, or easy and laid back? This week we discuss how God wants us to live our spiritual lives—as tourists or adventurer. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe. Find more devotionals like this at OutdoorLessons.org Show notes: Sources for the studies mentioned in this episode. 1. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0013916518800798 2. https://sophia.stkate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1007&context=ma_hhs 3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5981243/
April 02, 2022
Water of Life, and Death - Episode 4
In this episode we discuss how water that is too pure can harm you. You will also learn about the water Jesus wants to give us, but that we often don’t take. Listen to find out why. Please excuse the poor audio quality in this episode, my microphone was malfunctioning. If you enjoy the episode despite the quality, please subscribe!
March 19, 2022
Sticks and Stones and Other Art Supplies - Episode 3
Art is a great medium through which we can praise God. This week we discuss making art with natural material! Find this lesson and more at www.outdoorlessons.org.
March 12, 2022
Seeing the Sublime - Episode 2
Can other animals appreciate beauty like humans? That is the question we consider in this episode. If you enjoy please subscribe. Find more devotional thoughts like this at OutdoorLessons.org
March 05, 2022
Salty Salt - Episode 1
This week we discuss Jesus’ odd statement in Matt. 5:13, if salt loses its saltiness, how can it be restored? Listen to find out what he meant. If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe!
February 26, 2022
Introduction - Episode 0
Check out what this new short-form devotional podcast is all about. Each week we will study a plant, animal, or some other part of creation and find out what it has to teach us about the Creator! Please subscribe and share! Music: Spring in My Step by Silent Partner
February 25, 2022