What brings you peace? Is it a moment, a space, a place, a face? How does it feel to you?
Our church has put out a challenge that Iâ€™m enjoying. Each week during the fifty days of Easter our pastorâ€”Linda Friesonâ€”gives the congregation a word to â€œdiscoverâ€ during the week. We are to heighten our awareness of â€œthe wordâ€ and then either Instagram a photo that represents the word, or put said photo on the Hosanna Facebook page. Either way, earmark the photo with #Hosanna50.
Last weekâ€™s word was â€œsurprise,â€ and this weekâ€™s word is â€œpeace.â€ Itâ€™s fun to think about what peace means to me, and how I would capture it in a photograph. I sent in a shot of my son-in-law, Nick, gazing out over a creek in Northfield, MN. His stance and the quiet of the area embodied my idea of peace. The birdsong, the gentle gurgles of water tumbling over rocks, the stillness before spring comes fully aliveâ€¦ all bring me to a place of calm happiness. Finding peace in a chaotic world?
It is the best part of my day.