Tag Archives: Northern Great Lakes Water Stewards

Fall 2017 Equinox Newsletter

Earlier this summer a friend and I called our community’s former mayor to ask him to teach us how to use a “trucker’s knot” to hold down a kayak on top of my second-hand Jeep Cherokee. He’s a retired physician … Continue reading

Tree Planting on Saturday Mornings

July 1st & July 29th 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. An Invitation to join the Northern Great Lakes Water Stewards in partnership with The Cedar Tree Institute The Interfaith community lifted up a vision of planting 500 trees in April … Continue reading

Spring 2017 Equinox Newsletter

These days, Mother Earth tilts, once again, in near perfect balance during her graceful spin around the sun. Here are some thoughts on living with another kind of balance, hidden in competing realms of formal and informal power. Let’s begin … Continue reading

Winter 2017 Ecotone Newsletter

While visiting our two-year old granddaughter a few days ago in Chicago, she panicked. We were immersed in family tradition, setting up Christmas decorations, when she announced with a shout of sudden dismay, “Baby Jesus is lost!” All six of … Continue reading

Fall 2016 Equinox Newsletter

Years ago as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal, I often observed, during early morning hours, village people sitting quietly in front of their homes, wrapped in blankets, staring into the mist-covered mountains. There was acknowledgment for the gift of … Continue reading

Northern Great Lakes Water Stewards

Northern Great Lakes Water Stewards 2016-2020 Northern Great Lakes Water Stewards is an interfaith initiative to establish a collaborative partnership to monitor, restore, protect, and sanctify the waters of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Coordinated by Rev. Paul Lehmberg, Marquette Zen Buddhist … Continue reading

The Gift of Water

The Gift of Water July 31, 2016 Sunday evening 7 P.M. Messiah Lutheran Church Sanctuary 305 W Magnetic, Marquette, Michigan “The Most Essential and Mysterious Nutrient” Dr. Scott Emerson, MD Music by Michael Waite (vocalist, guitar) and Barbara Rhyneer (violin) … Continue reading

Spring 2016 Equinox Newsletter

This morning, like many of you, I turned a faucet on in our kitchen and welcomed a stream of fresh, clean water. Not so for a majority of our planet’s inhabitants. And not so, catastrophically, for citizens of Flint, Michigan. … Continue reading