Friday, July 3, 2009

Experiencing Peace and Joy

"Experiencing the beauty and peace of God in nature is not a substitute for direct interaction with the regenerative powers of the Creator, but . . . the mending and binding so necessary to heal our stress-filled lives may flow through creation. For the spiritually oppressed or the socially injured, a pleasing or quiet natural environment can help provide spiritual release. Resting by a clear, free-running river or sitting on a sunny slope in blooming desert grassland can bring peace and joy into very clouded souls."

Susan Power Bratton ~ From the book ~ Sacred Pathways by Gary Thomas


Mrs. E said...

Isn't that the truth?! Being outside is the best anti-depressant I know. It restores our hearts. Happy 4th of July! Happy weekend!

FlowerLady said...

Good morning Mrs. E ~ Gardens do have a way of restoring our hearts. I hope you and yours have a lovely holiday weekend too.