This Saturday at Oakwood Church in Hartland, WI we will celebrate a memorial for Laina Jerdon (Rowe). One way that we can continually remember Laina and cherish some of the beautiful things that we enjoyed together, is to contribute to the building of a prayer garden in her memory. The photo above is schematic, but will give you an idea of what we are trying to create. The prayer garden will be hosted on site at Oakwood Church. The girls and I, along with Laina's parents and others can come to the garden to remember Laina, but most importantly seek the Lord in prayer surrounded by the beauty of His creation.
Laina and I loved going on hikes in nature and talking to God as we walked along. My previous poem indicated such a time of prayer. Laina and I also loved taking time to pray in prayer labyrinths as well. This practice of prayer labyrinths dates back a couple thousand years ago. What Laina and I like about it is that it forces us to slow down, breath and listen to God. We may bring our journals and Bibles or just walk and talk to him. I won't go too deep into it's practices for now. But for the sake of Laina's memorial we wanted to create a place where people could come and meet with the Lord and pray.
If you'd like to contribute to the design and building of this memorial please send checks to:
Oakwood Church and note in memo "Laina Jerdon Memorial Garden".
We appreciate your donation to this memorial or to Angels Grace Hospice in memory of Laina Jerdon in leu of flowers.
Lastly, we will also be posting the memorial service on Facebook Live on Saturday at 1:50pm.
We are missing Laina... but rejoicing she is with the Father in Heaven and seeing the face of Jesus!
PS> Thank you to Josh Larson for the design of the prayer garden and for Oakwood Church in their generosity in hosting this memorial.
A prayer Labyrinth in Tennessee where Laina
and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary.
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