Mesa Moment #30: Okefenokee Swamp

October 20, 2011

Okefenokee Swamp reminds me of home, Louisiana.  The difference is it is a wild life refuge in Southern Georgia. In Louisiana, we would see an occasional alligator in a bayou or river (one scary memory I have is of swimming and one being in the Tickfaw River with us).  However, in the Okefenokee, everything is in multiplied.  On our short two mile jaunt through the swamp, we saw over 40 alligators and an abundance of Spanish moss. 

A Mesa Moment for sure!  Quiet, beautiful land, barely touched by humans.  It is here you understand nature’s cycles without human interference. It is in a place like this that you can easily see and find God!

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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