Why Global Weirding Matters

Posted by on Jun 8, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Meet Dr. Katherine Hayhoe “Climate change is a human issue and affects everything that we care about,” says Dr. Hayhoe, theological evangelical Christian, Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law in the Public Administration program of the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University, and chief scientist at the Nature Conservancy.  Her faith is central […]

Seeking Cicada’s

Posted by on May 25, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Cicadas are all the “buzz” these days.  You can hardly turn on the news or pick up a newspaper, magazine, or check out social media without being reminded that the cicadas are coming! The invasion will soon be upon us. At least, some of us. In central and eastern North Carolina, we usually hear the […]

The Importance of Trees

Posted by on May 17, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

When my Utah grandson visited Raleigh a couple of years ago, he sat quietly in the back seat of the car looking all around as we drove away from the airport. We had gone a few miles down the road when, with amazement in his voice, he called out to me, ”Oma, it’s so green here. […]

Bradford Pears, Stinky Fish, and Butterflies

Posted by on May 12, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Do you currently have a tree in your yard or neighborhood producing scores of lovely white blossoms along with the unmistakable fragrance of rotting fish?  I am guessing you are the “lucky” owner of a Bradford pear tree. Loved by landscapers for many years, this invasive tree has become fairly common in North Carolina. Introduced […]

Oh, deer!

Posted by on May 3, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

“All creatures of our God and King,  Lift up your voice and with us sing,  Alleluyah!”  “All Creatures of Our God and King” is an English Christian hymn by William Henry Draper, based on a poem by St. Francis of Assisi A few years ago, during a sunny and quiet teacher workday early in June, several instructors were […]

Environmental Action and Advocacy in North Carolina

Posted by on Apr 28, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

You can’t save the world all by yourself.  Baptists have learned to work with other churches to combine our resources and minister to our communities and to others around the world more effectively. The same strategy must be applied to the sacred work of taking care of creation. As we approach the end of Earth […]

Celebrate Earth Day 2021

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:1 Outdoor activities: Plan a scavenger hunt to do on your own or with friends and family. Take a hike/walk in a local park, stay close to home in your yard, or explore your neighborhood. Give each person a list of objects […]

Get Your Hands Dirty For Jesus

Posted by on Apr 12, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Want to get involved in gardening, but have very little time and space for planting? Herbs like mint, lemon balm, basil, thyme, and vegetables like tomatoes and lettuce, can all thrive in large flower pots on your porch, patio, or steps. Grape vines will climb your deck railing in a sunny corner. Figs are small, […]

“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” – Holy Saturday Reflection

Posted by on Apr 3, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The origins of the hymn “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” are debated, but many believe that the author of the original text from which the hymn is derived was Burgundian abbot and doctor Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153).  His long poem, Salve mundi salutare (“Hail, Savior of the World”), consists of seven cantos (subsections), each one […]

“Via Dolorosa” – Good Friday Reflection

Posted by on Apr 2, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments

“Via Dolorosa” is translated from the Latin as “The Way of Suffering” and refers to the path that Jesus took from where and when he was sentenced to death, making his way through the streets of Jerusalem to the crucifixion site on Golgotha outside the city.  On Good Friday, Christians around the world remember the […]

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