PVEC Sabbath Walk

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” ~Psalm 119:105


“I like to think of the landscape not as a fixed place but as a path that is unwinding before my eyes, under my feet. To see and know a place is a contemplative act. It means emptying our minds and letting what is there, in all its multiplicity and endless variety, come in.

~ Gretel Ehrlich

Does the sound of chirping birds, the sight of sun dappled leaves, and the scent of pine stir up memories from years past? Do you yearn to experience awe, wonder, delight, and joy? Are you ready to connect with something much bigger than yourself that will fill you with loving-kindness, empathy and altruism? If you answered yes to even one of these questions the PVEC Sabbath Walk is for you!

 We formerly met once a month for a three hour re-connection with God’s creation in and around Allamuchy.

Ash Wednesday stones of burden


Transformation of our stones of burden into stones of hope

We began our journey, on Earth Day in April, by transforming our Ash Wednesday stones of burden into stones of hope.
Using paint we wrote words or drew symbols that conveyed God’s healing love.

Heart rock on the trail

Then, as we venture out into the natural world we  leave these rocks on our path, one by one; to bring hope, share love, and inspire others on their journey.


Our Sabbath walks  begin with a quote to ponder from an author, poet, scientist, conservationist, artist, or spiritual writer. We then pause (midway) for a snack, Scripture reading, and a time of prayer then return to our beginning destination.

Perhaps, like John Muir in Yosemite, we will return refreshed having experienced; “Everything glowing with heaven’s unquenchable enthusiasm…Everything awakening alert and joyful … Every pulse beats high, every cell life rejoices, the very rocks seem to thrill with life. The whole landscape glows like a human face in a glory of enthusiasm. The mountains, the trees, the air were effused, joyful, wonderful, enchanting, banishing weariness and a sense of time.”