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Connecting Scripture and Creation

EarthWords is a weekly email of "creation flavored thoughts on the lectionary texts".  Sometimes it's just noticing and cherishing the natural images in the text, sometimes it spins off into environmental and ecological issues. 
Click below to see a specific week's EarthWords.  If you would like to receive EarthWords each week by email, let me know at  (Put "EarthWords" in the subject line.  You'll get spam-blocked, but I get a report each day so I should catch you the next day!)
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EarthWords for...

April 13, 2014

April 6, 2014

Mar 30, 2014

Mar 23, 2014

Mar 16, 2014

Mar 9, 2014

Mar 2, 2014

Feb 9, 2014

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April 17, 2011

April 10, 2011

Apr 3, 2011

Mar 27, 2011

Mar 20, 2011

Mar 13, 2011

Mar 6, 2011

Feb 6, 2011

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Mar 16, 2008

Mar 9, 2008

Mar 2, 2008

Feb 24, 2008

Feb 17, 2008

Feb 10, 2008

Feb 3, 2008

Feb 10, 2008

These are preliminary thoughts which I hope will just become part of the background as people read and study these lessons. Frankly, one of my target audiences is clergy who are preparing worship services.  Each week there is an EarthPrayer, and also a suggestion of "One Thing to Do" both of which hopefully reflect the themes in the scripture passages.

EarthWords are written by me - Charlie West.  I am a retired United Methodist pastor living in Marquette, Michigan, on the shore of Lake Superior.  I started writing and emailing them out in August of 2006.  This EarthWords website came into being in August of 2007. 

(Why does the URL address line say this is a "domain redirect" from to some free webspace I have at Earthlink.  You could click on either one - is just simpler to say!)

Creation flavored thoughts on the Lectionary texts