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Three Seconds of Human Existence

Posted below is the link for the 2016 Film4Climate Global-Video-Competition Winner, a competition sponsored by Connect4Climate. Spencer Sharpe’s short film “Three seconds” is humbling: it distinguishes smarts from wisdom, self from interconnection, and extinction from living. In 4 minutes and 23 seconds, “Three Seconds” condenses the impact of 140,000 years of human existence on Earth. … Continue reading Three Seconds of Human Existence

God created abundance and variety of life . . . and called it good.

“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.

The pond, God’s wisdom, and life

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

Dear God, thank you for your nature.

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.

The Earth is a fine place and worth the fighting for . . .

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 . . .

Stopped by God’s Nature

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

Close to God in his nature: Creation.

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.

Climate song “Do it now”: version from Istanbul

"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