Creation care

​Off the beaten path

​Off the beaten path

I remember visiting a remote church in Zambia. The road to this church gave a whole new meaning to the term off the beaten path. The dirt was red and dry. The plains stretched out endlessly with massive trees that were all trunk and no leaves. We were there to attend...
Planting trees of hope in Haiti

Planting trees of hope in Haiti

My husband Matthew is writing a book that shares the gospel by following the trail of trees through the Bible. So when Ryan Bennett, our Blessed Earth Tennessee director, took a group to Haiti in December, we were thrilled to learn that they would be planting trees....
​Welcoming the Pope to America

​Welcoming the Pope to America

This morning I joined other Americans to welcome Pope Francis to our country on the White House lawn. It was an honor to be an invited guest by the White House and I’ve had some time to reflect on this experience and pass on my thoughts to you. I was encouraged...
Trees are conspicuous in God’s redemptive story

Trees are conspicuous in God’s redemptive story

My son-in-law, Zach, gave me my Father’s Day present a little early this year. Before we moved into our townhouse, a large tree had died along the fence line dividing us from the neighboring apartment building. We got permission from our homeowner’s...
Worship services coming to U.S. national parks

Worship services coming to U.S. national parks

Today we hear so much in the news about what’s wrong with today’s young people: they’re selfish, apathetic, and easily distracted. They spend all their time on their phones, and little of it in nature. Recently, my husband, Matthew, and I had the...
A Wesleyan View of Creation Care

A Wesleyan View of Creation Care

PREAMBLE The psalmist wrote “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it” (Psalm 24:1). Yet any honest reader of the newspaper or thoughtful observer of current events must acknowledge that all is not well with this earth that belongs to our God....