Mixing gardening and theological study with mid-life transitioning, inspired by beauty that comes to us from the hand and heartbeat of the Creator: that’s where I’m at right now.
I read about something called the Quiet Garden Movement and resonated with their vision:
gardens for prayer, silence, reflection
and the appreciation of beauty;
for learning about Christian life and spirituality;
and for experiencing creativity and healing
in the context of God’s love
That is what I want my garden to be.
But, because I am also a lazy gardener–and because when the garden is at its most beautiful, the bugs and humidity make it somewhat inconducive for long spells of reading, prayer and reflection, the quiet garden ethic is also, for me, about more than the garden. It’s about embracing rest, serenity and beauty as gifts from God for our benefit.