Mesa Moment #28: Flowers in Yard

October 6, 2011

This is a picture of my “happy spot” in my yard.  For the last five years, whether in a pot or somewhere in one of our flower beds, we plant a a variety of vibrant colored flowers.  I peak out at these flowers many times during the day.  The flower bed is near our laundry room window also, which gives me something happy to look at while I fold laundry (one of my least favorite things to do).

William Barry, SJ,in his book, A Friendship Like No Other: Experiencing God’s Amazing Embrace, talks about knowing where our “thin places” are:  those places where we can easily find God.  One of mine is in my own back-yard.  
What would one of your thin-places be? 

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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1 Comment

  1. Kiwi Nomad 2008

    I’ve got that book by William Barry, but have never made my way all the way through it, as I am fairly ‘anti’ church stuff these days. I’ve seen you quote several bits from his book recently though- and this ‘thin places’ quote has hit a mark for me- I think I get the idea of ‘thin places’- and though this might sound presumptious, I think some of your ‘thin places’ could be very much like some of mine!


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