In my 4oth year, cancer, divorce, and church politics had taken a toll on me spiritually and physically. All I could do for three months was sit in my newly planted raised beds and watch things grow. I spent this season of woundedness learning about creation and the Creator by observing all that was occurring in the garden. After awhile, the healing began. Not through sermons or books or buildings but through ladybugs and seeds and compost–those simple things re-creating themselves and re-creating me each day. If that’s not grace, I don’t know what is.
As my own journey and calling have evolved, Growing Grace Farm has become more of a passion and concept. So while Growing Grace Farm may be considered a location by some, for me, it has become a journey and a way of life. Some tenets of Growing Grace:
People desire sacred space where they can “just be” with the Creator for healing, nurturing, or restoration.
Nature and Creation are sources of sabbath, hope and peace when infused with contemplative prayer practices.
Reconciliation and healing are enhanced when people can engage in a time apart and connect with the Holy Spirit through a variety of practices, including prayer, spiritual direction, discernment, and self care.
Creation care includes any activity that nurtures or sustains the health of our world, including the health of our own souls.