RevGal Deb authors today's Friday Five blog prompt. She writes: So, with the events of the violence and tragedy from the Boston Marathon fresh in our memories, I thought it would be good for us to focus on where as RevGalBlogPals, we find healing, peace and strengthening. As a chaplain, there are days where I never seem to catch my breath, and invariably, those are the days that I need it the most! So with all this in mind, share with us these healing things:
1. A piece of music -- Bobby McFerrin's "Psalm 23" (video above). An amazing and generous church choir sang this at my ordination 20 years ago. This version celebrates women throughout history.
2. A place -- Nature. Just about any nature venue. Digging in the dirt. Beach. Mountain. River. Farm. Orchard.
3. A favorite food (they call it "comfort food" for a reason) -- The family tradition -- enchiladas!
4. A recreational pastime (that you watch or participate in) -- Playing games with family and friends.
5. A poem, Scripture passage or other literature that speaks to comfort you -- Romans 8:38-39. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.
BONUS: People, animals, friends, family - share a picture of one or many of these who warm your heart.
What else could it be? Here's the most recent pic of my precious grandchild:
For the love of Daniel and for all of creation: Let there be peace on earth.