Remember : - to retain in the memory; keep in mind; remain aware of: "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy." (Exodus 20:8) In Exodus God commands us to remember the Sabbath. Beautiful in its simplicity, it was a call to rest. An opportunity to end, to cease and to pause. Before God gave this… Continue reading Remember.
"Our hearts are restless until they find rest in you." St Augustine "Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him." (Psalm 62:1) Like a wanderer - rootless, aimless, a rover - so too our soul often is. We roam, wander away from God through hurt, discontentment, through apathy, through boredom even. We… Continue reading The Restless Heart
People often comment that they need to "Carve out time". The use of the word carve is definitely appropriate for the effort sometimes required to rest!!! It takes intentionality to slow down, to turn down invitations, to unplug, but it is oh so worth it! Not stopping is one of the risks of the 24-7 society that we now live in.… Continue reading Space in the Pace
I could hazard a guess that if I were to ask how you were the word “busy” would appear at some point in your answer. It seems to be the default answer nowadays and almost what we are expected to say. Busy means successful and fulfilled right? We wear the “busy” like a badge of honour… Continue reading Grace in the Pace
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
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.