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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

Inslee response to Global Climate Strike walkout

“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

20 Sep. 2019 Climate Protest in Bremerton

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

Blessed and Cursed: Our Power over Nature

     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