Saturday, June 19
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Tag: outdoors

Witness Wednesday

Haiku, Photography, Poetry, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Where has grace moved in your life? Just returning from vacation, there were so many stories told if I just slowed down and listened or watched. There was the mother holding a young child's hands as he ran along the pool's edge, the young man from Indonesia who works day after day with no days off, the staff who rush to the port side of the boat so they can see where we are going or have been--their only contact with a new world from a distance or from behind a camera. Grace moved in my heart at every encounter with the people and with every encounter with the amazing depth of beauty that we encountered in the natural beauty of Alaska and the surrounding area. Grace moved in my heart when I was able to experience living through the eyes of compassion in this rarefied environment. Love, bea...
Witness Wednesday

Witness Wednesday

Photography, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Where has grace moved in your life? This morning, as this is read (maybe!), some of the youth I have been mentoring in the detention center are being released. I am so excited for them to have a new start in life! I know they want it very badly. The photo below is of a flower that is in a garden that housed a veggie garden for food-at-risk families. The boys I am meeting this morning, who are leaving, were instrumental in planting this garden. They are the evidence of grace and I am honored to work with them. One of the youth has decided he wants a garden when he has his own space as an adult. My heart is strangely warmed! “The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul ca...