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.

God’s Glory More

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

Climate Display for Earth Ministry Congregations

“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

Close to God . . . in his nature.

            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.