Mesa Moment: Dawn

April 5, 2011


dawn, originally uploaded by beldredge.

This Mesa Moment was provided by Kiwi Nomad.  She emailed it to me with this note attached, “Just wanted to share this Mesa Moment with you. The last few days have been busy, as two of my elderly aunties died within days. On Monday morning, the day of the second funeral, I had time for a coastal walk in the town where my sister lives. Here is a view of the sky just lightly pink over the river as it headed into the sea, just as dawn broke. It was a very peaceful time, and in that silence and the beauty of the dawn, I experienced the peace I needed for the day ahead.

When has a moment in nature reminded you of God’s presence in the midst of a hard time?  


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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