“11Then God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation’ . . . And it was so. . . . 20And God said, ‘Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky. . . . 21 And God saw that it was good. 22God blessed them … Continue reading God created abundance and variety of life . . . and called it good.
I sit beside a pond in Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park, where I’m surrounded by life and color. I feel blessed to be in this quiet place—to reflect, pray, write my thoughts, and give thanks. The pond milieu went silent when I arrived. The residents disappeared until they became used to this new creature arrived … Continue reading The pond, God’s wisdom, and life
On 22 April 2020, Earth Ministry in Washington State released this 15-minute multifaith Earth Day video: Earth Day Northwest https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=t5hRyGI-9MA&emci=638d5e19-a290-ea11-86e9-00155d03b5dd&emdi=8c2ac6e9-ac90-ea11-86e9-00155d03b5dd&ceid=4216587
Early this morning, before the neighborhood had awakened, I listened and watched, and I heard and saw your current of natural life. There was not yet a hum of traffic created by a stream of cars traveling to the Bainbridge Island ferry, nor was there yet a buzz overhead as red-eye flights arrived into Seattle … Continue reading Dear God, thank you for your nature.
During this morning’s writing, I downloaded the NASA photograph of Earth that’s titled the “blue marble, after which I went outside to watch the sun rise. I reveled in seeing the clear, blue sky, the evergreens standing tall—as they have for decades, the placid waters of Port Orchard Bay, the robins hopping about and seeking … Continue reading The Earth is a fine place and worth the fighting for . . .
God’s nature stopped me recently. I paused, looked, listened, and prayed thanks. That morning I was churning through a myriad of chores, and as I was rushing out the door to get to my tasks, having hustled through the process of showering, dressing, and eating, I stepped into the outdoors. Wow! An eagle glided by … Continue reading Stopped by God’s Nature
John Muir's joy and inspiration in nature are evident in his experience at a glacier in Alaska: “Standing here, with facts so fresh and telling and held up so vividly before us, every seeing observer, not to say geologist, must readily apprehend the earth-sculpturing, landscape-making action of flowing ice. And here, too, one learns that … Continue reading Close to God in his nature: Creation.
20Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens,” . . . 21and God saw that it was good. 22God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply” . . . 24Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth … Continue reading The God of life and variety of life
"Do it now" is being sung around the world, and we'll sing it tomorrow at the Bremerton Climate Strike (we meet at 2:30 p.m. at the east side of the Manette Bridge). Today, I came across a wonderful version of "Do it now" that is sung by students and adults associated with a school in … Continue reading Climate song “Do it now”: version from Istanbul
“I encourage educators to embrace Friday’s Global Climate Strike as part of a strong civic education for young people. The youth of today will inherit the planet of tomorrow. The cataclysmic impact of climate change will impact them more than any generation before them. “If I had the authority to excuse students from school to participate … Continue reading Inslee response to Global Climate Strike walkout