Ponderances · Quiet Times

Remember.

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.

Ponderances · Quiet Times

The Restless Heart

"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

Life Lessons

Space in the Pace

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

Life Lessons · Quiet Times

Grace 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

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