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Pastor's Blog

The Rowan Tree

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Yesterday, along the Fox River Trail, I noticed a scattering of coneflowers that were flowers no more but only cones, brown on dried stems, their seeds either in the cones still or having fallen ou

Posted by Larry Lange on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Orange Fungi

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The Orange Fungi

After writing for three hours, I spent the rest of one of my mornings at

Posted by Larry Lange on Monday, August 6, 2018

The Arcadia Trees

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"For you shall go out in joy, and be led back in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands."  Isaiah 55:12

Posted by Larry Lange on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Misunderstanding

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The first one I blamed was the Spider.

When you wake up just after midnight and your arm is swollen and on fire for no apparent reason, who else are you going to blame?  Of course it would

Posted by Larry Lange on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Pelicans

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Mid-summer at the Navarino Wildlife Area apparently means it’s time to eat, since as soon as I made my way into the woods it was clear I was on the menu.

I have not been able to go for a

Posted by Ann Zehms on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Woods (are Lovely Dark and Deep)

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Today, at 4:36 a.m., I was surprised to find fierce orange burning in the sky and water at the east end of the lake at Imago Dei Camp which, from where I was sitting in the Woodlands Lodge, seemed

Posted by Larry Lange on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Ichneumon Wasp

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Taking a break yesterday from writing for our new Sunday School curriculum, I stepped outside to find an ichneumon wasp on the small cement slab outside the back door of our new garage.  It took a

Posted by Ann Zehms on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Church that Is the Church

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The Gathering Table is a Synodically Authorized Worshiping Community housed in the building of a church abandoned by most of its members in a poor neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri.  The Centr

Posted by Larry Lange on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Gray Squirrel with the Cinnamon-Colored Tail

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A few weeks ago, I saw a squirrel in our backyard with a bedraggled tail, a tail not a full and fluffy; its fur was matted and sort of wet looking.  He did not hold his tail up or flick it as squi

Posted by Larry Lange on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Why did the Painted Turtle cross the berm?

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I’m tempted to say, “He had no idea,” but saying turtles don’t know where they’re going is always a bit cheeky, especially when they’re known to be able to swim thousands of miles acros

Posted by Larry Lange on Tuesday, May 8, 2018