Why Environmental Stewardship Matters (part 1)

Why Environmental Stewardship Matters (part 1)

...Rather, I expected to find a message about a God that cared exclusively about spiritual matters, and that environmental stewardship was fine, but ultimately not very important.

I was wrong. As I opened up the scriptures, I encountered a God who is the creator, sustainer, and redeemer of the whole world—a God deeply concerned with the spiritual, social, and physical aspects of life.

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Reflections on a Pilgrimage

Reflections on a Pilgrimage

We got licensed for foster care several months ago on a Monday. On Tuesday afternoon the state workers stood at our front door with our first placement, an 11-month-old Native American boy.

When our sweet and rambunctious little man showed up at our door, I realized two things very quickly. First, I realized how quickly your heart can attach to a kid....Second, I realized that I didn’t know anything at all about Native culture...

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The Table

The Table

A stranger is asking you a question. You missed it the first time so she patiently repeats herself, “your table is all set, are you and your party ready to be seated?” You look around at your 12 closest girls, all here to celebrate the relationships and love you’ve shared, and anticipate the commitment you are making in just a short week’s time. Her question, “are you ready…” feels so much bigger.

 

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