Cultivating Peace through a Special Garden


Be a gardener.
Dig a ditch,
Toil and sweat,
And turn the earth
upside down
And seek the deepness
And water the plants in time.
Continue this labor
And make sweet floods to run
And noble and abundant fruits to spring.
TawnawpotTake this food and drink
And carry it to God
As your true worship.

— Julian of Norwich

Members of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Tacoma, Washington, cultivate peace by turning the soil and drawing close to their Creator. They decided to use their portion of the Peacemaking Offering to support L’Arche Community’s Farm & Gardens of the L’Arche Tahoma Hope Community.