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The Ecological Disciple

Learning to Follow Jesus From the Ground Up

The Art of Creation: Encountering the Numinous at Delicate Arch

Aug. 18, 2022 - My friend and I explored many of the park’s famous stone arches, pinnacles, rock fins, and balanced rocks. And while all of them captivated me in different and enjoyable ways, only Delicate Arch triggered this strong compelling sense of the numinous in me. By Jeff Reed

Practical Earthkeeping: The Benefits of Native Plants

August 15, 2022 - In this article, Vidhya explores a very important and basic member of this habitat that we can welcome into our yards, gardens and communities—the native plants. By Vidhya Chintala

The Art of Creation: All This Life

August 11, 2022 - The poem, Iowa City: Early April by Robert Hass, speaks of a creation full of life, visible and active all around us. Like the bat in the poem, it stops us in our tracks, and can, when it is "loose," fly straight at our face and make us topple to the floor. By Louise Conner

The Doom Boom

August 8, 2022 - Last summer, I opened my front door on the third day of an extreme heat wave and stepped into a furnace of 110 degree heat. A heat dome had settled over the Pacific Northwest, and everything was baking. By James Amadon

The Art of Creation: Safe Passage

August 4, 2022 - In the effort to provide safe passages for all kinds of creatures, wildlife corridors in all shapes, sizes, and locations are built through areas which could otherwise be hazardous. A first of its kind city-wide example is the subject of today's post. By Louise Conner