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.
View of the Olympic Mountains from Klahane Ridge There are places where we sense God’s glory more: on mountaintops and seashores, beneath sunsets and sunrises, under a canopy of stars, in wildlife refuges brimming with God’s variety of life. It’s in these soul-eliciting places—undistracted by personal busyness and cares, and immersed in his nature—that we … Continue reading God’s Glory More
As stated in this North Kitsap Herald article, “The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has been named as a finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.” — source: “Washington State Parks named finalist for national awards,” North Kitsap Herald, 31 May 2019, p. 3. Print.
“The Sacred Earth Matters Group at University Congregational UCC, an Earth Ministry Greening Congregation, have a beautiful climate change display that they are offering to share with other religious communities in the greater Puget Sound area. This display has three sections that convey: The natural and human worlds that need to be saved from adverse, human-caused … Continue reading Climate Display for Earth Ministry Congregations
Reading the book Indian Spirit, what comes out is the reverence that many early Native Americans had for “the Great Spirit” (or “Wankan-Tanka,” or the other names by which they knew God). They frequently prayed with him, thanking him for his gifts, and they had a respect and wonder for his creation. Ohiyesa, of … Continue reading Close to God . . . in his nature.