Let’s Talk About Butterflies

Let’s Talk About Butterflies

When I (Travis) was growing up, and we had discussed an unpleasant subject for too long, my mother would redirect the conversation by saying, “Let’s talk about butterflies.”  I don’t know about you, but I have consumed plenty of information about the coronavirus and the profoundly negative impact it is having on the world around us.  Not to hide from reality, but I need a break!  Perhaps it is time to talk about butterflies.


This spring has been absolutely stunning in Georgia.  The blooming trees and flowers have been beautiful.  The weather has generally been wonderful.  While spending time in our garden last week, one of our hummingbird friends let us know it was time to set out our feeder for the season.  Moreover, since we let our springtime backyard grow until the daisies go to seed, we also noticed that some of our favorite butterflies had returned.


Seeing the butterflies last week was very fitting, especially given that it was the first week of the Easter season.  Butterflies symbolize:





Christ is Risen!  This fact offers us new life and new hope in the midst of our uncertain present and into the future.


Karen and Travis Webster
HSHC Co-Founder

This post originally appeared in the Healthy Seminarians, Healthy Church Newsletter.

Rev. Dr. Karen Webster is co-founder and executive director of the Healthy Seminarians-Healthy Church Initiative, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organized (housed at Columbia Theological Seminary) and validated ministry of Trinity Presbytery (SC). In addition to being an ordained PC(USA) pastor, Karen is certified as an Exercise Physiologist, Nutrition Specialist, and Health and Wellness Coach.

Rev. Travis Webster is the co-founder of the Healthy Seminarians-Healthy Church, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization housed at Columbia Theological Seminary and validated ministry of Trinity Presbytery (SC). In addition, he is a student in the Th.D for Pastoral Counseling program at Columbia Theological Seminary and serves as a pastoral counselor in training at the Training and Counseling Center at St. Luke’s in Atlanta

One thought on “Let’s Talk About Butterflies”

  1. Lawrence S Moir says:

    Yes! Let’s talk about butterflies! Such a refreshing post. Thank you.

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