Sunset

Sunsets draw us. Is it their quiet beauty? Their stunning colors? Their peacefulness? Their promise of rest at the end of the day? The permission to let go as the sun dips below the horizon? A spaciousness to breathe and be rejuvenated?

How do sunsets draw you?

Cairns

Someone had built a cairn at the beach. Cairns have been around for a long time, sometimes they are used to mark a trail, at other times they are placed as a memorial marker. Sometimes we yearn for some direction, a path to reveal itself. At other times we need to mark a point in our journey to remember, celebrate, grieve or simply to stop and rest.

What points in your journey have you marked or long to mark? What direction do you seek?

Dolphins

Blue skies and white clouds

Beneath endless horizon

I watch dolphins play

Where do you notice the playfulness of God? How do you join God’s playfulness? What are your ways of being playful?

Being

“I sit on my favorite rock, looking over the brook, to take time away from busyness, time to be. I’ve long since stopped feeling guilty about taking being time; it’s something we all need for our spiritual health, and often we don’t take enough of it.” Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water

How do we make time for being amidst the demands or forced being of our times? How do we keep from running on empty?