From the largest whale to the smallest mosquito, we are all creatures of our God and King, beautifully crafted by Divine creativity; works of art 3.5 billion years in the making. Praise God!
On my birthday here are a few of my favorites:
The red-breasted nuthatch; a bird whose behavior is as bold as its facial markings which can often be discovered busily foraging in pine forests where it so skillfully traverses the trunks of trees producing vocalizations that sound akin to a truck's back-up-beeper.
Finding God, self, and community in wild spaces. The better we know our wild neighbors the more we'll discover ourselves.
A vision informed by Henry David Thoreau’s interpretation of sauntering, Jesus’ understanding of neighbor, Aldo Leopold’s concept of thinking like a mountain, Rachel Carson’s prophetic voice and John Muir’s way of capturing the beauty and uniqueness of wild neighbors with words.