Progressive Patterns


Eternal Hope Creations is a supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist church. My focus is connecting people with God through Scripture and nature.

Who am I?

I am an ordained elder and member of the Klamath Falls church in southern Oregon, near Crater Lake. For twenty years I was an academy/junior academy teacher/principal/dean. Since I became Adventist when I was in college in 1982 I have known that I was to be an evangelistic educator or, as I have been switching over to in the last year, an educating evangelist. Why now? Only God know. I just follow.

Ed Lyons

B.A. from Southern Adventist University (1985) in Religion and Secondary Education

M.A. from Trident University International (2008) in Education.


I knew a boy

I knew a boy

who grew up in the city.

He liked to play in the parks

and swing on the swings

and sled down the hills.


Then he grew up

and worked hard

and played little.

His life was hard

trying to help others.

Sometimes he made their lives hard.


Then God led him

and walked with him

into the deep woods

beside the blue lakes

up to the high mountains.

There the man became a boy again.

His playground was the wide wilderness.

Health returned.

Energy increased.

Time became swallowed up

in timeless beauty.


Born again,

swaddled by green and blue,

God gave the boy happiness once again.


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