Wildwood Wisdom

nourishing our wild and precious lives

Nature & Forest
Coaching

Ecotheraputic coaching
with individuals and groups.

afterschool
Programs

Creative nature activities
for children and teens.

walkshops
and retreats

Reconnect with nature and
realign your inner compass.

Nashville Comes to The Netherlands

Nashville Comes to The Netherlands

Church Homosexual Lifestyle Love Marriage Theology
My mama, who could fry some of the best damn chicken you ever put in your mouth, never taught me...
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All Our Hungers

All Our Hungers

Love
We are in the thick of holiday preparations and parties, many overflowing with savory and sweet meals to fill our...
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Hospitality for the Least of These: Worship Outline

Hospitality for the Least of These: Worship Outline

Church
Progressive Christian Community of Leiden Outline of Worship for July 1, 2018   Empathy has no script. There is no...
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Love is Greater than Fear

Love is Greater than Fear

Homosexual Lifestyle Love Theology
All the energy and time spent by some "conservative Christians" focusing on "homosexual practice" is antithetical to the life, death and...
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13 Ideas For Practicing the Presence of God

13 Ideas For Practicing the Presence of God

Church Theology
All year round, many of us Jesusy types look for ways to be intentional about practicing the presence of God.  There...
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Privilege and purpose in pursuit of a more perfect world

Privilege and purpose in pursuit of a more perfect world

Love
So, rumor has it that Matt Damon is moving to Australia to escape the dangerous insanity that is the United...
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18 Hours of Worship with 8 Million People

18 Hours of Worship with 8 Million People

Church Sermons Theology
About five years ago, in the final moments of Ash Wednesday, I found myself propped up against a dingy Greenwich...
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A day in the life of a broad abroad: to Paris and back

A day in the life of a broad abroad: to Paris and back

Kimberly Wandering and Wondering
At 5 a.m. the alarm interrupted my midwinter dreams and awaken me to the practically perfect day ahead. After tiptoeing...
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My 10-Point Homosexual Agenda

My 10-Point Homosexual Agenda

Homosexual Lifestyle Theology
1. To put nothing before The One who is Love. 2. To not worship Mammon, The Constitution, The Bible, culture...
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Thanksgiving in Ireland

Thanksgiving in Ireland

Photography Wandering and Wondering
When thinking about what to do for Thanksgiving as a couple of broads living abroad, of course the first thing...
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Grilled cheese-off: ooey, gooey, deuxey

Grilled cheese-off: ooey, gooey, deuxey

Expat Cooking Wandering and Wondering
In the second week of the grilled cheese competition between Betsy and Kim, we'll see cheers, we'll see tears and...
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The grilled cheese off – part one: Cheese glorious cheese

The grilled cheese off – part one: Cheese glorious cheese

Betsy Expat Cooking Kimberly
Every Saturday morning, after our first cup of coffee, we weave our way over and along the canals of Leiden...
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Three months in and we’re lovin’ life!

Three months in and we’re lovin’ life!

Betsy Kimberly Photography Wandering and Wondering
In one sense, I should be over the moon about the fact that I haven’t written a post in over...
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Swatting at Seagulls with Hemingway

Swatting at Seagulls with Hemingway

Wandering and Wondering
Experts tell us that there are four stages to culture shock. The Honeymoon, Frustration, Adjustment and Acceptance. Most of this...
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A lot of moving parts

A lot of moving parts

Wandering and Wondering
Content warning: Be careful what you ask for, this post is a doozie! About 12 years before I met Betsy,...
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A little more about me

I earned my M.Div. from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology where my studies focused on progressive and liberation theologies. While at Candler I engaged deep study of pastoral counseling, contemplative practices, constructivist pedagogy and a myriad of soulful shenanigans. 

Since 2008, I’ve led hundreds of hours of in person and online spiritual practices in forests, parks, schools, pubs, Second Life, Livestream.com, Zoom and on Facebook.

I am currently living in The Netherlands where I moved with my wife five years ago. Previously I’ve worked as…

  • the director of digital strategy at Agnes Scott College,
  • minister of digital community with Extravagance UCC,
  • an online teacher and organizer for the Center for Progressive Renewal and The Beatitudes Society,
  • chaplain at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,
  • instructional technology specialist for the Neighborhood Charter School,
  • stage manager for over a dozen productions,
  • educational tour guide at Zoo Atlanta,
  • and aerial photographer!

 
I am also:

Veriditas trained labyrinth guide;
certified as an outdoor life coach;
an ANFT nature therapy guide student
and actively engaged in Active Hope learning experiences.

 
The golden thread running through my life’s journey is a persistent calling to find, as Frederick Buechner describes, the place where my deep gladness meets the world’s deep hunger. I hope that this offering will be one in which we can flourish and discern together how best to live into that fiercely tender calling.