Quiet Garden

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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.

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About katiekind

Enjoying the second half of life. I have three sons who are the apples of my eye and a wonderful husband of 35 years--those are the important things. Long ago, out of the blue, I became a Christian. It was something I never planned on, but what joy it has been. I do website development and I like to read and garden and paint and I love beauty and truth.
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2 Responses to Quiet Garden

  1. Scott Thile says:

    And sometimes your garden is a great place to sit. Like a few Saturdays ago–on a beautiful fall day, as the turning leaves mixed with the last big flush of roses. It was a nice sunny afternoon. Your garden was a perfect place to read, smoke a pipe, and reflect while basking in the warm sun on an otherwise coolish fall day.

  2. pxinick says:

    Maybe you’d like to read about our Quiet Garden in Sheffield:
    http://crossatyewlane.wordpress.com/

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