LIVING LIGHT
Living Light
Welcome! You have found the site of the CreationKeepers team (Christ Church's Eco Church Committee), which shares ideas and experiences about how we can all lighten our environmental footprint. We do this because we see our planet and its resources at a breaking point and believe in the power of personal examples. Most weeks, we will reflect on some aspect of living, working, shopping, consuming, reading, learning, etc. These are all local experiences and can easily be adopted by others in our community. Our authors (Rosie and Monika) look forward to any comments or ideas that you may also have and want to share. Send us your ideas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Blog #29: Living Light in Summertime

July 29, 2021
Christ Church Vienna community members
Instead of our regular Living Light blogs, we are publishing haikus composed by parishioners and readers in July and August, sharing moments of joy or reflection in caring for creation. The invitation is to compose a creation-minded thought or observation in three lines, the first one with five syllables, the second one with seven syllables, the third with five syllables again. Please send us your haikus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will publish new ones weekly!
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Bees buzzin around
the lavender int' garden.
What a luvly sight.

I wrote this haiku whilst outside, witnessing the beauty of nature. It really amazes me how, when we stop and pay attention to the nature around us, it can both brighten our mood and allow us to see the beauty of God's creation. The lavender bush that I was looking at had so many bees buzzing around it, and it really was a beautiful sight. Finally, you may wonder why the spelling and language is slightly odd. There's no other explanation than the fact I'm from Yorkshire and 'luv' the Yorkshire accent.
(RE)

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Inspired? Send your haikus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or any other idea or thought, of course. We'll make sure it becomes part of Living Light in Summertime. Have a great summer! We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Blog #28: Living Light in Summertime

July 22, 2021
Christ Church Vienna community members
Instead of our regular Living Light blogs, we are publishing haikus composed by parishioners and readers in July and August, sharing moments of joy or reflection in caring for creation. The invitation is to compose a creation-minded thought or observation in three lines, the first one with five syllables, the second one with seven syllables, the third with five syllables again. Please send us your haikus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will publish new ones weekly!
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All things bright/
and Wonderful, the Lord God/
made them all

Nature, the trees, shrubs and climbers growing where it suits them better either on mountain tops or valleys and along the rivers, enriching the earth. In the tropics, vegetation puts forth beautiful shoots, flowers and fruits through out the year, which attracts the colorful birds, insects, butterflies and other creepers which hunt for their nectar and food.  In the silent night one hears the insects calling their partners and in the morning on rises up with awakening songs of the birds. Nature keeps the human being calm and quite to think of his presence with us each and every moment of our lives.

With greetings from Sri Lanka: RS

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Inspired? Send your haikus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or any other idea or thought, of course. We'll make sure it becomes part of Living Light in Summertime. Have a great summer! We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Blog #27: Living Light in Summertime

July 15, 2021
Christ Church Vienna community members
Instead of our regular Living Light blogs, we are publishing haikus composed by parishioners and readers in July and August, sharing moments of joy or reflection in caring for creation. The invitation is to compose a creation-minded thought or observation in three lines, the first one with five syllables, the second one with seven syllables, the third with five syllables again. Please send us your haikus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will publish new ones weekly!
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My little tree spends/
its day looking outside and/
waving at big trees
 
I own a small lemon tree, which sits on a stool by the window so that it can get as much light as possible. I live in a part of Vienna with very little green space but lots of beautiful trees that line the roads and so all day long my little tree looks through the glass at its large, gracious siblings. I haven't the heart to tell it that it'll never grow so big - or perhaps it worries that my expectations are too high. Watching them reminds me of the strange, funny way the blind man in Mark 6 describes seeing for the first time, he says: 'I can see people, but they look like trees, walking.' From my window, I can imagine the trees striding down the pavement in the summer light - or my tree sitting at the window to enjoy the shade cast by their leaves.
(GB)
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Inspired? Send your haikus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or any other idea or thought, of course. We'll make sure it becomes part of Living Light in Summertime. Have a great summer! We look forward to hearing from you!