There are over 400 Strollers in the 2016 Stroll for Your Soul. We are from far and near, and of all ages.

WEEK THREE – a gallery of photos shared


Elsie MacDonald offers her reflection on Week Two:
“Just a few thoughts about these past strolling days …..This week, we have been encouraged to be more aware of our surroundings, to be more in tune…to note the rhythms of the continuous give and take, growth and death as we share our planet.  As I walk, I am attentive to the two streams flowing from the interior to Chignecto Bay.

I also walked our property today..a stream is the western border..old trees have fallen branches and twigs and leaves entwined..but there are small spruce emerging from this mossy floor.

I also remember and respect the history….the abateaus are in the distance for the Micmac and Acadians worked this land and sea.  The French and British ships passed by to Forts Beausejour and Lawrence. The horses have made dents in this land as they hauled hay to the waiting ships.  But today, the buds are stabilizing and sweetening and the birds are feeding and nesting and the hay is taking roots. Good days.”


Anne Pirie is from Sackville NB but she was Strolling on the Whiteman Trail at Five Oaks in Paris, ON. and sent this photo of a gurgling brook.




Claudia Tugwell was out for an evening Stroll and writes: “The Bedford waterfront and the early evening sun caught this bright bouquet.  Imagine the effort to push up through a tiny crack of soil to give such abundance!”  (Photo: Maurice Tugwell)




Irene Burrell shares lovely tulips from her garden.




And I saw a dinosaur this week!





In the “Leave a Reply” below, you are welcome to say hello, and where you are from, or describe the area where you Stroll.



I love how one Stroller acknowledges our community: “I like the idea of my energy intermingling with the energies of all the other walkers and runners …energy transference…positive energies giving support to the negative energies. Hope you walk with positive light today.”   

In the “Leave a Reply” below, you are welcome to say hello, and where you are from, or describe the area where you Stroll.

And you are invited to share a brief reflection or a poem or thought about your first week of Stroll. And if you have pictures to share, feel free to share them on the Prayer Bench Facebook site.

And if you would like to sign up for the Welcome Email and last 14 days of Stroll for Your Soul, you can register here:  Stroll is offered at the sale price of $10. 

I was working with these words this week. They are from a longer prayer by George MacLeod, the founder of the Iona Community.

Invisible we see You, Christ beneath us.
With earthly eyes we see beneath us stones and dust
and dross, fit subjects for the analyst’s table.
But with the eye of faith, we know You uphold.
In You all things consist and hang together:

The very atom is light energy,
The grass is vibrant,
The rocks pulsate.
All is in flux; turn but a stone and an angel moves.

I hope you experience vibrancy and energy in your Stroll.


And this image is offered by Claudia Tugwell. It is the image of a CD cover and caught her eye when she was noticing star-shapes. Thanks for sharing.