A metaphor of Jesus represented by a manger and crown of thorns.

Since you are reading this, it means we (Gwyneth or Rex) have met you in person, or you have found our site through a link. Either way, we welcome you to embracingtruth.com. Perhaps the most relevant question of all time was asked by a Roman Governor: What is Truth?” Do you know the truth about life’s […]

Living water

This July, Rex and I spent a refreshing week away from it all in Snowbird, Utah, several thousand feet above the Salt Lake plain. From our window we could see this waterfall, gushing with snow melt from a late Spring and summer. At the top of the mountain, reached by cable car, you could walk […]


As we travel in orbit around the sun at about 67,000 miles per hour, while spinning at 24,000 mph (at the equator), it’s almost too complex to comprehend how this amazing planet works. Just spend some time at the ocean, or on the top of a 14,000 foot mountain, or a day watching the diversity […]


God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to reproduce more of its own kind… – Genesis 1:25

Oregon mountains

The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the people see his glory. – Psalm 97:6

Artistry in every flower

If God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won’t He more surely care for you? – Luke 12:28

Wallowa Oregon

…If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. – 1 Corinthians 13:2

Living water

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst…” – John 4:13-14

God's promise in a rainbow

In the kind of work I did at a charitable organization, I often struggled with the concept of giving to the poor versus enabling someone who is caught in a cycle of dependence through their own choice. I looked up the definition of mercy in Wikipedia. Here’s what I found: “Mercy is compassion or relief […]

Blazing fall colors

As I look at the Bible with the big picture view, there appears to be a constant state of tension between God’s justice and His love. In the Old Testament, justice reigns, typified by the Ten Commandments written on cold, hard tablets of stone, while in the New Testament God demonstrates His love for humanity, […]