Soaking in the Flora and Fauna

Yesterday I went to Salcey Forest to take part in a Forest Bathing workshop with Wilder Lives for the first time...and I loved it! Forest bathing We began by slowing down and looking at the wider forest. We looked at what drew our attention close by, and then in the middle distance before doing the... Continue Reading →

Spreading our wings

Patterns of nature I have been really struck by the simplicity of the natural world as I have watched ducklings, goslings and now cygnets venture out on the water not long after hatching. They soon follow the lead of their parents in feeding and cleaning themselves. It is truly lovely to watch. I have been... Continue Reading →

My nature and my name…

"Give me a candle of the Spirit, O God, as I go down into the deeps of my being. Show me the hidden things, the creatures of my dreams, the storehouse of forgotten memories and hurts. Take me down to the spring of my life, and tell me my nature and my name. Give me... Continue Reading →

Uniqueness of creation…

Signs of spring, and even the heat of summer, have been with us for the last few weeks now. I remembered walking in winter amongst sleeping trees and seemingly dead and gone plants, thinking about the life cycle. It is amazing therefore to walk amongst new life at this time of year and see beautiful... Continue Reading →

Life and death…death and life

I've been thinking a lot about the way death is held and handled in the natural world, how different that may be to our various societal approaches to death, and possible reasons for this. It seems that life can flow through aspects of the natural world that have died and are decaying. New light can... Continue Reading →

Rain

#692 The sound of #rainonthetent when camping brings mixed feelings of wonder at being #closertonature as well as #apprehension that everything will stay dry! Ultimately it's part of that experience of the #greatoutdoors which draws me closer to #god 

Image of God

#557 This week I've┬áhad a number of #conversationsaboutGod - quite normal in a theological college - and I've been struck by our inability to #express the #natureofGod in a way which fully symbolises God. This photograph is a starting point with the #cross, #light and #tabernacle all as different expressions of God's presence here with... Continue Reading →

Sense of hope

#373 Is this true? Do gardeners have more #hope than non-gardeners? A strange question perhaps...I guess what I mean is do those with a #deeperconnectionwithnature have a deeper connection with the divine, and a greater sense of hope as a result? When I've had a garden, I've found it incredibly therapeutic to spend time working... Continue Reading →

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