Ponderances

School’s Out!

3pm. The school bell rings and children explode out of their classrooms headed for home. The school day is done. It's a strong demarcation to their day. For most of us though we live without the clear delineation of work and rest. The work emails demanding attention can continue to come long after we have left… Continue reading School’s Out!

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

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.

Life Lessons

Dolce far niente

Dolce far niente is Italian for "the sweetness of doing nothing." Nice! We need more Italian influences in our lives. More Italian food wouldn't be a bad idea either... It took a rare 24 hour escape from normal life to make me realise I am always moving from one thing to the next, a watchful eye on… Continue reading Dolce far niente