Friday Five: Healing Spaces

RevGal Deb authors today’s Friday Five blog prompt. She writes: So, with the events of the violence and tragedy from the Boston Marathon fresh in our memories, I thought it would be good for us to focus on where as RevGalBlogPals, we find healing, peace and strengthening. As a chaplain, there are days where I never seem to catch my breath, and invariably, those are the days that I need it the most! So with all this in mind, share with us these healing things:

1. A piece of music –– Bobby McFerrin’s “Psalm 23” (video above).  An amazing and generous church choir sang this at my ordination 20 years ago.  This version celebrates women throughout history.  

2. A place — Nature.  Just about any nature venue. Digging in the dirt.  Beach. Mountain. River. Farm. Orchard. 

3. A favorite food (they call it “comfort food” for a reason) — The family tradition — enchiladas!

4. A recreational pastime (that you watch or participate in) — Playing games with family and friends.

5. A poem, Scripture passage or other literature that speaks to comfort you — Romans 8:38-39. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

BONUS: People, animals, friends, family – share a picture of one or many of these who warm your heart.

What else could it be?  Here’s the most recent pic of my precious grandchild:

For the love of Daniel and for all of creation: Let there be peace on earth.

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