In the Beginning……….

This day has finally arrived.  The day that I have looked forward to for a long time.  The beginnings of my website to show others the insects that I have been able to photograph.  My interest in insects began before I can remember.  At age 4 or 5, I had to have my jar of captured bugs on the table next to me while I ate lunch.  I remember catching bees that visited the sweet peas that grew on the fence in our backyard.  I would use just one jar and catch as many as a dozen bees in that jar.  (I never got stung until I was about 20 years old and that was after stepping on a honey bee, barefooted, that was feeding in clover.)  When I got to college, I took Biology classes and graduated with a BS in Biology.  I had started working at UPS in 1972 (graduated from Aquinas College in 1975) and my wife an I were married the end of June in ’75, so I continued working for UPS.  Shortly after our second child was born (1977), I was able to start driving for UPS.  That is where I remained for the next 35 years.  During that time, I still had my interest in insects but never did much to pursue my interest.  In 2008, I purchased my first DSLR camera and shortly after began trying to take pictures of insects.  (I am still trying.)

The summer of 1972, I put my trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for my Salvation.  Over the years, as I have learned about Him and studied the Bible, I have come to believe in Creation.  For me, there is no other way that everything around us came into existence.  I believe that creation happened just the way it is recorded in Genesis, in six 24 hour days.  I bring this up, not to have a theological discussion with any one who disagrees with me, but to be open with all to how I believe and the purpose for this site.  I know that many, even other Christians, will disagree with my world view (beginning with Creation and not Evolution), but that is alright as far as this website is concerned.  I would like everyone who visits to be helped and enjoy this website no matter what your view of the world and life is.  The purpose of the site is to show the insects that I have been able to photograph and share the Creativity of Jesus Christ in nature.  I believe that the Bible is clear that Jesus is the Creator.  (John 1:3, John 1:10, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Colossians 1:16, Hebrews 1:2)

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Gen 1:1)  God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds.  And God saw that it was good.  (Gen 1:25)  God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.  And there was evening, and there was morning – the sixth day.  (Gen 1:31)  NIV 1978

And with that,  I begin.

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