This quieting is the letting go of structures, the letting go of techniques, the letting go of all the ways that we attempt to control the situation, all of the ways we try to manipulate God. That’s the type of quieting that needs to happen here: quieting my instinct to control things; quieting my desire …


“I discovered the Sabbath isn’t about what is done or left undone as much as breathing in the goodness of God. The more I inhale the more I desired another long breath.“ ~ Margaret Feinberg How do you breathe in?


… A blessing can be like the discovery of a fresh well. It would be lovely if we could rediscover our power to bless one another I believe each of us can bless. When a blessing is invoked it changes the atmosphere.…The quiet eternal that dwells in our souls is silent and subtle; in the …


“We had a joke in South Africa in the 80s. ‘There are two possible solutions to our crisis here. One is miraculous, and one is realistic. One solution is that God will send down angels and sort us all out. That’s the realistic solution. The miraculous one is that we will sit down and talk …

Lift up your eyes

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded?He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers.He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to …


…”To bear this blessing,you must first take yourselfto a place where everyonedoes not look like youor think like you,a place where they do notbelieve precisely as you believe,where their thoughtsand ideas and gesturesare not exact echoesof your own. … “ ~ Jan Richardson Where does this take you?

Align with

Sabbath becomes a decisive, concrete, visible way of opting for and aligning with the God of rest.” ~ Walter Brueggemann How do you align with God?

Just in case

“For many years, it has been the custom to leave a lighted lantern by the side of the road at night to cheer the weary traveler. Beside the lantern, there is a note which gives detailed directions as to where his cottage may be found so that in case of distress or need, the stranger …


“…we are growing organisms, springing from a source and reaching for water, bending toward the sun. Like the seed, we are on a journey toward becoming who we already are.” ~ Marianne Hieb What bending and reaching is part of your becoming?


What inner work would it require to call the world to presence rather than productivity?


Albert Schweitzer once stated that nothing of real value in the world is ever accomplished without enthusiasm and self-sacrifice. The word enthusiasm literally means “God-possessed”. What moments were you God-possessed?

One step

“The laborers in the Lord’s vineyard should have one foot on the ground, and the other raised to proceed on their journey.” ~ St. Ignatius of Loyola Where are your feet?


“Witnessing is not about fixing something; witnessing is about entering into a relationship with what is and discovering the grace and gifts hidden there.” ~ Christine Valters Paintner What gifts and grace have you discovered?

Stand still

“Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside youAre not lost. Wherever you are is called Here… If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knowsWhere you are. You must let it find you.” ~ David Wagoner Where are you?


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