Sugaring and the Spiritual Journey

Early Christian authors often referred to the natural world as ‘the Book of Creation’, and understood that nature could be ‘read’ as a second (or, more accurately, as the original) book of divine revelation alongside the Bible. This meant that they looked for signs...

Who are you?

Can you imagine growing up as a duck who didn’t know that there was such a thing as a pond? Not knowing about swimming, diving, and splashing? Not knowing who you most truly are? Actually, a lot of us grow up not really knowing who we are, where we belong, what we are...

Silence – God’s first language

It was still pitch black outside when I woke up the morning after Hurricane Sandy had swept over us. The electricity had gone out the evening before. We remained in full darkness. I had woken once in the middle of the night to hear…nothing. The howling, tearing,...

God’s delight

The November issue of The Atlantic contains a wonderful piece written by John Muir, excerpted from a longer article published in 1897: “The forests of America, however slighted by man, must have been a great delight to God; for they were the best he ever planted. The...