Awe came upon me one hot August night when I was only 17 years old. That night there was supposed to be a particularly amazing meteor shower. So, about a dozen of us, we headed down to the beach, where there was boardwalk, to sleep out under the stars. It was a fabulous night. No […] […]Read more "Sermon: Are You a MYSTIC Too? Genesis 28:16-22 — pastordawn"
Sr. Melinda Roper (Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns) recently wrote, “I have read and heard comments that the effects of the coronavirus have been good news for much of the non-human community as well for the atmosphere, the earth, and water systems. This is attributed to the radical changes in human behavior.” While the drop in human […]Read more "GREEN JUNCTION: WHAT have you not substituted yet? BY JULIE PELLER PH.D"
Originally posted on LANDBACK Friends:
In these increasingly troubled times I find myself thinking about the concept of sensemaking, the action or process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences. It is increasingly difficult to make sense of all that is going on today. All the bad things I had…
Ecosystem services is a term used to describe the ways nature provides materials and functions for the essence of life. The food we eat, the oxygen we breathe, the medicines we take, and so much more are only possible by the services provided via resources of the earth. Trees are an example of nature’s offerings. […]Read more "Green Junction: What Do Trees Do For Us? By Julie Peller Ph.D"
The Great Lakes are considered the most extensive freshwater system globally, containing enough water to cover the surface of the United States 10 feet deep. Approximately 8% of Americans and 32% of Canadians live in the Great Lakes basin, formed by the glaciers about 10,000 years ago. In addition to the numerous species that rely […]Read more "GREEN JUNCTION: “Approximately 8% of Americans and 32% of Canadians live in the Great Lakes basin,” BY JULIE PELLER PH.D"
At the Laudato Si’ conference this past week hosted by Creighton University. Cardinal Cupich gave the opening address. Click on the link to a commentary and summary. https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/4433572/posts/3446861136Read more "Cardinal Cupich: Flawed Understanding of Freedom Has Led to Environmental Crisis posted by Millennial"
How can ‘spirituality’ help us to become happier? Today’s Post Last week we began a look at the third facet of the subject of ‘happiness’, this time from the perspective of ‘spirituality’. 1,060 more words July 15, 2021 – Exploring the ‘Spiritual’ Ground of Happiness — Science, Religion and RealityRead more "July 15, 2021 – Exploring the ‘Spiritual’ Ground of Happiness — Science, Religion and Reality"
Originally posted on Pastor Michael Moore's Blog:
A gardenia flower in the rain in front of our house Sometimes Thomas Merton’s words are all I need to hear. This is one of those times! Let me seek, then, the gift of silence and poverty, and solitude, where everything I touch is turned into prayer:…
“It is difficult to love God with one’s whole soul, heart, mind, and strength and not do it in the state of life and environment where God has placed us.” ~ Louis J Putz CSC Putz was famous for saying “You Are Church!” his drive to have all members understand we are equal and we […]Read more "“You Are Church”"
This is a most interesting podcast from Rick Synder and Af Malhotra with Bill davidow who wrote the book The Autonomous Revolution Great listen for working out, riding your bike or on the treadmillRead more "neanderthals Living in Virtual Space"