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
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
“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
Climate change warms some areas of America faster than others. In this article you can read how that differs from overall climate warming, plus you can enter your county name into a blank box in the article and find out how much your region has warmed since 1895. That blank box is about midway into … Continue reading How Hot is Your Home?
Kate Yoder, “An evangelical leader calls young Christians to save the planet,” Grist (Web), 12 Aug 2019, https://grist.org/article/this-evangelical-leader-calls-young-christians-to-save-the-planet/
See the August 2019 schedule of ballroom dances and lessons in Kitsap County.
Aquaculture eliminating natural nearshore habit in the South Puget Sound Low tide reveals row after row of aquaculture PVC pipes replacing natural shoreline habitat, as well as becoming PVC litter. Go to the 9 April “Protect Our Shoreline News” blog to see the pictures of how our shoreline habitat is becoming industrialized. — source: Protect … Continue reading Environment negative: Aquaculture’s effect on natural shoreline habitat
The Elwha River is big--even far into the Olympics Mountains--and it has many creeks and rivers flowing into it. Now, since the two dams have been removed, salmon can access the vast watershed of the Elwha. Elwha River, just above where the upper Elwha dam was removed Elwha River, deep into the Olympic National Park