“Every element in Creation is our portal into encounter with the hidden and holy Creator of it all,” writes seasoned essayist and storyteller Mary Sharon Moore in her latest collection titled Nature Notes.
“In Creation, I find time to think, to reflect, to imagine, to breathe deeply. Here I create nothing. I am in charge of nothing. I consume nothing. I am not here for any of that.”
Her 2017 book, Lord, Teach Us to Pray, explored the spiritual side of prayer. Now, in Nature Notes, Mary Sharon explores the spiritual side of engagement with Creation—also a form of prayer, in twenty prism-like stories and reflections. Her writing is inviting, rich in imagery, and refreshing.
Discover in these pages how Creation truly is a companion to the interior life.
An avid hiker and gentle teacher, Mary Sharon immerses her readers’ imagination and senses in the Holy embedded in the trail, the river, and mature forests of her beloved western Oregon’s Central Cascades, as well as in her own back yard.
Mary Sharon Moore writes and speaks on the holy act of “noticing things.” Her recent books include Dare to Believe, Rise Up to Act; Living as Jesus Taught (a collection of stories); and Storytelling Our Lives (a workbook).