Praying for Creation

On August 13, a group from the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance organization gave a presentation at our church. They talked about the terrible environmental damage done by leaking and broken tar sands pipelines and the substantial health issues faced by (inevitably poor) people who live near the pipelines and processing plants. (For a very…

Calling by Name

Cottonwood, maple, elm, cedar, chinquapin, honeylocust, willow, bur oak, red oak. Not to mention duckweed, sumac, and poison ivy. And then there was the wolf spider, the garter snake, the bullfrog.  Last Saturday morning I was delighted to walk through the woods with someone who introduced me to all of these parts of God’s creation.…