Life Lessons · Quiet Times · Quotables

Tu me manques

  Apparently in French you don't say "I miss you." You say "tu me manques" which means "you are missing from me." I love that. It has so much more depth than just "I miss you." It suggests that you aren't complete without the other person. That they are of real significance to you and their absence… Continue reading Tu me manques

Quiet Times · Scripture

A Quiet Place

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

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

Linger. Discover.

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.

Life Lessons · Quiet Times

Taking just a moment

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

Quiet Times

A Sacred Space.

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.