Sponsored Weekend Retreats

Soul Gardening: Sacrament of the Present Moment

Rev. Terry Hershey

People who love the world, who pay attention, are gardeners, whether or not they have ever picked up a trowel ~ because gardening is not just about digging. Gardening is about cherishing ~ and to cherish, one must be present … Here! Now! We see that the ordinary is the hiding place for the holy and … open our heart to the rhythms of "the garden"; embrace the demanding marriage of loving and losing; cultivate appreciation for ordinary gifts of grace, the value of solitude, and the healing power of nature; nurture our soul, and renew our sense of life’s fullness. Gardens are sacred places that can offer healing for mind, body, and soul. Experience our gardens as restorative, inspiring, & life-giving. Participate in outdoor & indoor workshops, exploring “sanctuary” gardens, with personal time for walks, prayer, rocking chairs, and reflection.