Planting Seeds of Sustainability

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    Planting Seeds of Sustainability

    Climate change is overwhelming, tempting us to despair. Planting seeds of love allows hope for change to grow.

Climate change is so big and all-encompassing it appears that our little small responses won’t make any difference. But what if we got in touch with what we love about the world around us? What if we got in touch with our grief about what has already been lost, our grief being an extension of our love? What if our imaginations became formed more deeply by the threads of love and creation care in scripture and in literature? We created this blog as a little alcove of those love letters. A place to share how your love and/or your grief for the vast and interconnected world of Brother Sun and Sister Moon* has moved you. We are not trying to change the world. We are wanting to get in touch with our love of creation, and hope through that love the Spirit of God can change the world by changing us. Share your story of love of co-image bearers.

Creation is Groaning/Consider the Lilies

Our 2023 Fall retreat at Falcon Trails Resort in Manitoba's boreal forest helped find a framework to articulate our thoughts to God, and articulate the theological and liturgical language that could ground us in our future steps. Our hope for this retreat was to explore more deeply how to relate to all of God's creation in an intentional way. To share our laments and joys. (Read More)

In The Living Room

"Bare” camping means to keeping anything that might remotely smell like food out of the tent and stored in your car. The pamphlet talked about how many animals depend on this habitat for survival and that we are actually in their living space. (Read More)

Minaki Haiku

Haiku is a three lined poem; the first line has 5 syllables, the second has 7 syllables, and the third has 5 again. Haiku is usually written about nature and should express a mood, thought or feeling (Read More)

Morning Has Broken

This popular song from the '70's has a rich lineage. Originally written as a hymn in 1931, it captures the tension of despair and hope and the baseline of Creation that is new every morning. (Read More)