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
A climate protest will occur in Bremerton, WA on 20 Sep. 2019. It’s being organized by 350 West Sound Climate Action. It is part of the global climate strike (which will be held 20-27 Sep. 2019). For details, see the Kitsap Conservation Calendar at https://westsoundconservationcalendar.org/new-events. At the Bremerton event (as described by the West … Continue reading 20 Sep. 2019 Climate Protest in Bremerton
Earth brims with life. God obviously likes life and variety of life, since he put it everywhere. Upon this blue-green jewel he put us, too, and he chose to impart himself into us. Among species we’re the ones blessed to see and appreciate his nature. But with that spark of God—that freedom to see … Continue reading Blessed and Cursed: Our Power over Nature