Awakened in the Spirit

I’m updating the blog with a few shorter posts from Instagram from the last few months. So bear with me as I pop a few posts up here in the next few days.

Last Friday was a windy, windy day. It was full of branches falling all over the place, gusts that take your breath away, and kite filled joy.

During Maggie’s nap on Friday afternoon I was watching a flock of seagulls (haha, I know), but in all seriousness it was peacefully captivating.

There was something mesmerizing about these birds sensing the wind together. As an an observer you can actually ‘see’ where the wind is when it starts to pick up.

And in response the seagulls begin to rise and fall, go left to right and flow together at all different heights and speeds until eventually they sense when to rest as the wind dies down. Each is independent in where they fly, but united in the call to move.

The sight awakened something in me and I began to think back to last weekend at the Unfailing Woman’s Retreat put on by the Archdiocese of Vancouver. For me it was a powerful time to recharge and refocus, especially on the need for sisterhood in my life.

Oh my dear sisters, that we could catch the wind of the Holy Spirit together. That we could journey together, sensing the wind, and trusting it will bring us to where we need to be. That would be my great joy.

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