This morning I stood in my backyard among the trees, bushes, grass, water, birds, and squirrels. In that quiet I heard the Spirit of God that fills all of Earth and all of life. — MRM “7But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tellContinue reading “Sunday Missive: Quotes for Earth Day”
It made me feel good, to watch and listen to these many singers performing at the White House Christmas concert that was hosted by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden and televised by PBS. I especially liked when the opera singer Andrea Bocelli sang with his son and then with his daughter. MRMContinue reading “Spirit of the Season (a Christmas concert at the White House)”
God created the heavens and the Earth, or more specifically, through his spirit he molded all the planets, stars, and the life they sustain using energy, elements, and physical laws of the universe. He engineered the cosmos through gravity, atomic forces, chemical and genetic relationships, and more. We now know that Earth is 4.5 billionContinue reading “Creation theology: the truths we learn”
Dear God, I tried to do what I could do. The present presages an ungodly future I drafted this blog entry July 2021 (and have added to it since) while I was in Oregon feeling the week’s ungodly heat and seeing forest-fire smoke brown the sky. Knowing the IPCC predictions—a hotter world filled with forcedContinue reading “Standing before God”
The Coffee Oases in Kitsap County, created by David and Cindy Frederick, provide refuge, hope, and work skills for youth, many of whom are from troubled homes or who are in troubled situations. Dave died recently, and celebration of his life will be on 24 July 2021 at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Neighborhood Church [7555Continue reading “David Frederick and Coffee Oasis: Goodness Embodied”
“Go where the good is” and “Learn how to be useful”: simple phrases that, when enacted upon, have enormous consequences.
Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things. Every single creature is full of God and is a book about God. Every creature is a word of God. If I spent enough time with the tiniest creature – even a caterpillar – I would never have to prepare a sermon. So fullContinue reading “Seeing God in Nature”