Saturday Reflection…


As soon as I step into the FOREST, the green jumps into my eyes.  

And the scent of the trees and the soil.

I can feel the life

and energy

exuding from the


by Mai Tanahashi


I am hoping today that you find an opportunity to get out into nature.  Whether you take a solo walk around your neighborhood or head out on a hike, nature can heal your soul.  This wonderful guide from the UK’s National Trust titled, The Beginner’s Guide to Forest Bathing may help you to get more out of your nature walk.  The women’s ministry team will be learning about Forest Bathing today on our retreat and thought you might want to walk with us wherever you are.

Marcie Doll



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I have enjoyed working for over 20 years in the education and publishing spaces creating accessible learning environments for all students. My teaching experiences led me into supporting schools in need of improvement and creating and delivering professional development to teachers and leaders. And then I moved into selling educational materials, programs, technology, and services. Most recently, I have been developing content for innovative learning programs in K-12 and museum spaces. For the past 17 years serving on the board of the Collegiate Corporation, I have led initiatives in women's leadership, stewardship, development, virtual strategy, and educational programs for youth and families. Outside of the learning and non-profit spaces, I enjoy blogging about faith and inspiring women. I have a passion for travel, where you might find me exploring national parks, museums, and finding the best local restaurant to eat. I capture my adventures digitally with my camera. My photography has appeared in exhibitions throughout Europe and Australia in 2019 and 2020, on television in the United States, and was chosen from over 100,000 entries to appear in a well-known photography magazine.

One thought on “Saturday Reflection…

  1. Thanks for this post, Marcie! Because of it I went out with my husband for a good little walk on trails in a county park yesterday! It was refreshing to listen to the birds, leaves underfoot, even find evidence of beavers’ munchings. So much to observe and take in of God’s creation! Hope you had a fantastic retreat!

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