All posts from Robyn Purchia

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Hunting Our Brothers: Wolves in the West

Earlier this month, the wandering wolf, OR7, took a day-trip from his home in Oregon’s southern Cascades to visit northern California.  He was the seventh wolf radio-collared in Oregon – hence the name OR7 – and he was the first wolf in California in almost 90 years when he initially crossed the border on December […]

December 17th

What Would Jesus Gift?

The other night my viewing of Love Actually was interrupted with the following commercial: Christmas is coming full speed, but she’s got it covered. She’s The Gifter.  Her plan of attack: TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Homegoods.  Epic gifts.  Epic savings.  Every day, even on Christmas Eve.  Christmas accomplished.  Out gift everyone with TJ Maxx, Marshalls, […]

December 16th

Getting to Know Eco-Spirituality

When I tell people about EdenKeeper they are often surprised that someone is trying to make a spiritual connection to the environment. “Christians aren’t really environmental,” they say, or “Do you mean like worshipping Mother Earth?” If I use the word “religion” instead of “spiritual” when explaining Eden Keeper, that opens the door to a […]

December 11th

Inspiring Nature Photos for a Friday Afternoon

Need some inspiration this Friday afternoon?  Here’s a healthy dose of inspiring nature photos to get you through the rest of the day and get you out of the house this weekend.  Enjoy! Inspiring Nature Photo 1:  A Tree Frog Riding on a Beetle One of this year’s early entries for the Sony World Photography Awards is […]

December 6th

Politicians Using the Bible to Deny Climate Change

Environmentalism is clearly a Christian value.  Although the Bible says that we have “dominion” over the Earth, the Bible also says that Earth is ultimately God’s.  Our rule is not absolute.  We are merely stewards tasked with the responsibility of caring for God’s creation. This is a pretty clear concept.  That’s why I get so […]

December 2nd

What Does Black Friday Say About Our Values?

One moment you’re existing in a golden haze of turkey, stuffing, football, and the love of your family and friends.  Then Black Friday (now Thursday) pops up and slaps you across the face!  All of a sudden you’re standing in the cold among strangers, and then — when the poor, overworked, underpaid employees of Walmart […]

November 29th

Five Reasons for an Environmentalist to Give Thanks

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I have found five reasons for an environmentalist to give thanks today: #1:  National Parks Can you imagine our federal government today voting to set aside huge tracts of land for public use, and investing in the land’s wellbeing?  It’s a radical concept, but thanks to John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, and […]

November 28th

Thanksgiving From the Wampanoag Tribe’s Perspective

In the United States, we trace our Thanksgiving celebration to an autumn feast between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians.  We are told the story of the Pilgrims arriving at Plymouth on the Mayflower.  We know about their harsh first winter and the fact that many of them died.  But after some hard work, the […]

November 27th