What Waits?

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1235336_10151644815901845_113155099_nI came across this gorgeous photo and quote in the Clergy Health Initiative facebook feed, and it stopped me in my tracks. I’ve been talking to my daughter a lot lately about seeds, as our garden goes to seed and the massive oak trees that shade our yard pepper us with acorns. And when I look at her, I can see the seed of the young woman she will some day become. Yet, when I think of myself, I forget that there is also a seed there. I forget that I am still growing and changing and in need of nurture. It’s easy to do, in the busyness of life, but it is essential that we have reminders–poets and artistic images–that remind us.

That’s why I’m grateful for Anam Cara Ministries and their facebook feed. You never know where a source of inspiration and nurture might be hiding, and even facebook can serve up some pretty great stuff occasionally! Anamcara.com is a website devoted to spiritual growth–the woman who runs it, Tara Owens, is a spiritual director–and there is plenty of inspiration to be found there in the form of blog entries, information about spiritual direction, and beautiful little nuggets of wisdom like the one above. I encourage you to check it out, if you, like me, are in need of some encouragement and spiritual nurture, even on the internet!

–Caren Swanson

Image courtesy of Anam Cara Ministries.

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