Ponderances · Quiet Times · Uncategorized

Chasing Sunsets

It all began a couple of weeks ago. Leaving my parents’ house one evening I glimpsed up and saw the beginnings of a sunset. I decided that on reaching home I’d take the opportunity to pause and watch it. Unfortunately by the time I arrived home the sunset had faded into dusk. A few days… Continue reading Chasing Sunsets

Quiet Times

The Pause that Refreshes

"The Pause that refreshes". A marketing slogan for Coca-Cola in the 1920's with wisdom for us  in 2015. In the busyness of our days we should apply the same. Not so much the reaching for the carbonated soft drink but the pausing - the taking time, taking moments to pause, to let our soul breathe. Maybe, just maybe it's as simple… Continue reading The Pause that Refreshes

Quiet Times · Quotables · Scripture

The Heart Pauses

“And the heart must pause to breathe” (Lord Bryon) In our fast paced and busy days we need to carve out time. Time to let our heart, our soul breathe. Time when we intentionally slow down - when we take ourselves away from our to-do lists, our phone notifications and the chatter of life. Quietness… Continue reading The Heart Pauses

Ponderances · Quiet Times

Snapshots

I'm grateful that today mobile phones have photography capability. I often find myself reaching for my phone to capture a view, a moment as I go about my day. And while some make their way to instagram or facebook for the most part they stay saved on my phone. Snapshots. Recognition of a moment in time. A picture of beauty.… Continue reading Snapshots

Quiet Times

A Vignette

To those in the Interior Design World a vignette is a small arrangement or display in a home. A small, pleasing picture formed by grouped objects. They are little tableaus that make you stop and appreciate the collection of items gathered together as if a piece of art. They are the encouragement to pause and take… Continue reading A Vignette

Hearing from God · Ponderances · Quiet Times

Life is Loud

"Life is loud. You need to search out the quiet." (Holly Gerth) Life is noisy! It's busy and it's fast. There's always something to be done, people to see, places to go. But in the rush of 21st Century living we need to learn to search out the quiet. We need to give our souls… Continue reading Life is Loud

Life Lessons · Quiet Times

An Ordinary Day; An Extraordinary Encounter

Have you ever found yourself driving on autopilot? You reach home and realise that you can’t remember much of the drive you took to get there. Or you don’t notice significant changes on your street – the “for sale” sign that has gone up or the tree that has been cut down. Your mind was… Continue reading An Ordinary Day; An Extraordinary Encounter

Life Lessons · Quiet Times

The Rhythm of My Heart

Life for many of us is lived in the fast lane! We have full schedules, long lists of must do’s and very little time to pause. Often our hearts are responding more to the beat of our smart phone notifications than to the heartbeat of our Lord. But when we take time to respond to… Continue reading The Rhythm of My Heart