Rest

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” ~ Maya Angelou

How do you detach for awhile?

Snow covered

The snow fell all day long; slowly and continually it covered the ground like a blanket inviting us into its silent beauty. How does it invite you to linger and rest? What practices of warmth and comfort does it draw you to?

Taking a break

I am taking a break from my daily postings for the 12 days of Christmas to reflect and rest. Maybe you like to take this opportunity to look over the archives, …on the 1st day take a look at December 2020 and notice which painting or quote catches your eye today, …for the 2nd day look back at January 2021, and so forth. See you back on January 6.

November skies

November invites us into grey skies, falling leaves leaving behind bare branches. Seeds in the ground — s.l.o.w.i.n.g… As John O’Donohue wrote, “No place looks like itself, loss of outline makes everything look strangely in-between, unsure of what has been, or what might come.”

How do you dwell in-between?

Essential rest

“The essence of being in God’s image is our ability, like God, to stop. We imitate God by stopping our work and resting. If we can stop for one day a week, or for mini-Sabbaths each day, we touch something deep within us as image bearers of God. ~ Peter Scazzero

How do you rest?