PEACE FOR PIECES
Parishioners at the Longboat Island Chapel on Longboat Key have been blessed with the presence of a natural sanctum inside the boundaries of their outdoor property. Abutted by parking lots on three sides, this island jewel is shrouded in green hues of variant bushes and towering trees. Shadowed by blankets of overhanging branches, it is a haven of foliated calm.
The lovely and lush “Friendship Garden” is known familiarly as the Jim Marsh Garden, to honor a man who had been a pastor of the Christian-based, interfaith church for many years.
Brick pathways take disciples of Mother Nature to different vantage points for contemplative meditation and spiritual renewal. Along the way there are occasional
bricks bearing names.