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Urban Foraging in Amsterdam

Urban Foraging in Amsterdam

Before I moved to Europe the only kind of tea that would pass these lips was iced and sweet. Tea made in my mother's house was brewed and served according to very strict guidelines: There was one small aluminum pot used to make the tea. No other other pot would do and...

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Unplugging In, With and For Nature

Unplugging In, With and For Nature

We are not apart from nature, we are a part of nature. When we experience and embody our interdependence with the more-than-human world, we recognize the opportunity to partner with creation to work toward environmental justice for all.

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3 minutes of forest bathing

3 minutes of forest bathing

I wonder what it would be like for you to silence the distractions around you and sit still, noticing your breathing, while watching 3 minutes of nature time in the Veluwe…

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There you are

There you are

This morning I awoke from the loveliest dream I can recall for some time now.Betsy and I were walking in London and noticed a happy crowd gathering along the Thames. As we drew closer we could see hundreds of inner tubes with smiling waving people were floating down...

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To love and allow ourselves to be loved

To love and allow ourselves to be loved

I’ve become rather obsessed with walking. In the midst of the pandemic, there’s not much else to keep my body and mind moving, so I started walking, and reading about walking, and watching films about walking and even blogging about walking. And, Lordy, my 52-year-old...

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The fog of fear

The fog of fear

March has come in like a lamb here in Holland. As is often the way on the cusp between seasons, a thick as snert soup fog was draped over the tilting houses and the cobbled streets as we cycled to work this morning. So we took our time winding through the sleepy city,...

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Unlearning Fear

Unlearning Fear

A week or so before I was to turn 52 I was walking across the wide open fields of the Dutch countryside, alone, not another soul as far as the eye could see. As I wandered and wondered, a phrase drifted across the landscape of my mind and has lingered there ever since...

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God be in my constant overthinking

God be in my constant overthinking

The season of my coming out was fraught with tumultuous storms and beautiful sunrises.  It was nearly 20 years ago when I answered both a call to seminary and God’s invitation to step fully  into the life I was created to live and love. At the time...

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Why Pray for Peace?

Why Pray for Peace?

God is not a cosmic vending machine and prayer is not tossing pennies in a divine wishing well. Prayer is persistently practicing the presence of God. It is an act of acknowledging our connectedness to God and one another. Prayer is inviting God’s creative presence...

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Wood Wide Web

Wood Wide Web

I hope you will take a nice long walk just to look, really look, at the trees that inhabit the community where you live. “But the most astonishing thing about trees is how social they are. The trees in a forest care for each other, sometimes even going so far as to...

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