In the winter, rocks on our hilltop pastures bubble up to the surface, particularly on the less established fields. Locals call them spring potatoes and tell stories of loading wagons with rocks for farmer grandparents. We spent time doing that chore this past weekend and found a few treasures as we worked.

Shell shaped fossils are common in the rocks around here, not just in creek beds but also at our highest local elevations. To me, these are little clues that the author of this world is a God big enough to flood the mountains and dry up mighty rivers like the Bible says. Don’t believe it? Then explain to me how seashells are found in a rock at 1350 ft above sea level on a grassy hilltop in Missouri.