Summer 2011 Flourish Creation Care Photo Contest: Now Accepting Entries!

  We are pleased to announce that the first Flourish Creation Care Photo Contest is now open for entries! … [Read more...]

Walt Whitman and Wonder

I found myself thinking recently about something Denis Haack said at a L’abri Conference: “If you are too busy for wonder, you are too busy.” I find it so easy to be practical in my daily life. I drive my car. I breath the air. I am … [Read more...]

The Art of Animals

Croatian artist Lidija Ivanek

By Ben DeVries of Not One Sparrow [Ed. note: this article is part of our weekly series of reflections called Deep Down Things, published on Wednesdays.] This summer I bumped into the work of Croatian artist Lidija Ivanek, much of which has … [Read more...]

We don’t give thanks alone

"...then your light will rise in the darkness..."

This poem by Anne Porter is a quiet, but exuberant, reminder that today we give thanks with all of creation for God's good gifts. Share it with the family you have around you at the Thanksgiving table, and with your church family who shares the gifts … [Read more...]

Playing with Leaves and Sticks


by Joanna Pritchard [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays] Did someone paint these leaves? Take a close look at the rainbows on this page. They are composed of … [Read more...]

A poem for the season


Last night a vigorous thunderstorm plundered this part of Illinois, and it left in its wake a crisp fall day. In honor of this seemingly final, abrupt change in seasons, I went searching for a poem for fall and found this one by Wendell Berry, "Wild … [Read more...]

Birds and music


Art, nature, and the built world collide in this beautiful little project. Here's the story behind it from creator Jarbas Agnelli: … [Read more...]