Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and
give strength to body and soul.
John Muir

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread…

I try to notice the beauty in the everyday. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that’s a hashtag I use often. I use it as a reminder that beauty can indeed be found all around us, in the most ordinary things. Many times, the very things we take so easily for granted.

Places to play in and pray in…

Play is a profound type of prayer. A stripping away of the trappings adulthood and religion require us to carry. I find that as I allow myself to experience the unadulterated joy, even through the eyes of my daughter, it’s easier to see God. And in those moments, my prayer is a simple, heartfelt thank you. 

Where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul…

There is absolutely something restorative about spending time outdoors. Whether it’s a vigorous hike or a leisurely walk, I feel better for experiencing it. My steps finding the rhythm in the sounds around me, my spirit in tune with the music of creation, each breath making room for Him.   

Hopefully you can find a little of that in these photos I took while exploring University Park in downtown Indianapolis.

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If you want to see more of Indianapolis through the lens of my iPhone, you can check out Christ Church Cathedral and Everything Is Extraordinary.

“Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us and see the beauty in ordinary things.”
Thomas Merton