“Human beings may separate things into as many piles as we wish — separating spirit from flesh, sacred from secular, church from world. But we should not be surprised when God does not recognize the distinctions we make between the two.”
Barbara Brown Taylor

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I’ve been doing a series for Lent – 40 Days to Immanuel, based on Diana Butler Bass’ Grounded. It struck a chord for me, for in the last few years I have been finding God in nature, in the beauty of the everyday, much more often than I have in traditional ways. As I have walked this journey with the Grounded, I have come across the phrase, “God is not above or beyond, but integral to the whole of creation, entwined with the sacred ecology of the universe.”

I’ve been learning and also confirmed what I knew to be true in my walk with God, that he is indeed in everything and is everything. It simply makes sense that sometimes the most mundane, everyday moments, turn out to be some of the most holy.

I love to try and capture those moments in photographs, to journal as it were, those moments I encounter him in my everyday life.

This Spring Break, my daughter and I have explored some of the areas in and around our community. Our first outing found us just a few minutes from home at the Spring Hill Battlefield. Someone had asked on a community Facebook page where they could watch the sun set around Spring Hill, and this was one of the suggestions. Next, we headed about an hour south of us to Stillhouse Hollow Falls in Summertown, TN, Also a suggestion from a community page as somewhere close by to hike. We also decided to visit one of our favorite places to hike and explore, Thompsons Station Park, just a few minutes from home as well.

Spring Hill Battlefield . . .

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Stillhouse Hollow Falls . . .

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Thompsons Station Park . . .

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I hope you have enjoyed these photos and found some of the beauty in the everyday. 

“We don’t come to the God Mystery through concepts or theories
but by connecting with what is—with God’s presence which is all around us.”
Richard Rohr