I have not been in church for several Sundays.
The main reason is a July trip to Alaska – an extraordinarily beautiful, different and exceptional place unlike any place I have ever seen.
There is something spiritual and affecting about being in the natural world and experiencing God’s extraordinary creation.
There is something magisterial about looking at the face of a glacier, seeing the playfulness of sea lions, observing the grandeur of the bald eagle and sheer wonder and excitement of seeing a pod of orcas.
The experience makes you feel small, infinite and incidental, but evoke a deeper appreciation for a need to preserve and protect the environment.
The trip offered a chance to experience the world before it was occupied, mined, harvested or invaded by tourists … like myself.
Many of the communities located on the inner passage way or accessible only by boat or plane. The cars are few and low mileage.
You come to look at the world in a different way.Read More