“We need to let the pace of our lives be set to the metronome of Heaven” (Kalley Heiligenthal) As a child I learned to play the piano. Not with much in the way of aptitude I must confess, but definitely with great diligence. And as such I remember the times when the metronome would be used.… Continue reading Sacred Rhythms
21st Century life is the busy life. The making most of every moment. Expectations are high and sometimes relentless. Work is demanding. We try and cram as much life as possible into our lives. We add in alarm clocks and other devices to schedule our way to a fulfilled life. We can't stop, sometimes won't stop and… Continue reading A Quiet Place
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
"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
A few days to spend in the Italian city of Florence. Enough time to wander off the popular tourist routes. Time to linger and to discover. To happen upon the gardens of a beautiful villa giving respite from the heat. I also found myself down a narrow cobbled street with a beautiful pottery shop. Gorgeous handmade… Continue reading Linger. Discover.
I'm sitting on my bedroom floor surrounded by pieces of duplo. My 4 year old has just finished playing with them and has run off to find other toys (to add to the collection on my bedrooms floor!). In those brief moments between his departure and joyful arrival back with another armload of toys was a sacred space today. Moments when I sat… Continue reading Taking just a moment
Sacred: - dedicated or set apart for the service or worship; entitled to reverence, respect, awe A small town church with wooden pews and arched windows. A stained glass window gracing the entry. The Liturgy placed on every pew. The smell of wood polish. Familiar. Comforting. Sacred. I hadn't been into this church for years. Stopping… Continue reading A Sacred Space.
It was breathtakingly quiet. Walking along the water's edge I could hear the water lapping at the shore. I could even hear the sound of the heron's feet sliding into the water as it stalked past. The sun was warm on my back, the shells making a delicious crunch beneath my feet. I breathed in… Continue reading Breathe.