Still Saturday: Still Again

I stop.


And wonder.

Why does the breeze ripple the lake everywhere but in its center?

Why is the center so still?

So calm?

So clear?

Is it because it’s gone deep in the center?

Or is it because it’s simply centered?

And can’t be ruffled?

Or touched by the wind?

I am hushed.


A Five Minute Friday repost from the archives on the word prompt: Still

He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.
~Psalm 107:29 (NIV)

Welcome to Still Saturday where we pause after a busy week, move in quiet pilgrimage, maybe linger a while in some still place, and soak in the beauty of images and words. We’d love for you to join us. Get the details above, grab your favorite button, and link up below. We all love to hear if something especially speaks to your heart, but please don’t feel pressured to comment. Simply take some time to gaze long and drink deep.


  1. says

    Yes. Lovely thinking. Lots of “hmmm-ing” when the “whys” enter your heart. [Would love to be wandering quietly around that lake. Make me grin happily!]

    Oh, and re: your comment about stretching. I agree. Want Him to stretch me and “grow me” more and more. Can’t not, or my spiritual life won’t feel real.

    Blessings. You’re a very gifted lady.
    Joanne Norton recently posted..JEREMIAH 10:12

    • Sandra says

      There were several little lakes in this one area, and I’d love to be wandering with you. You’re a very encouraging lady.

  2. says

    Good thoughts to accompany this fascinating image! Being centered on Him stills and comforts so the turmoil around us doesn’t reach us… that’s the analogy I see. :)

    I haven’t had a chance to prepare Still Saturday posts to link with you lately, but I’m blessed by the messages as I check out yours and the other posts. I’ll be back eventually.
    Carol J. Garvin recently posted..Preparing for the Olympic Games

    • Sandra says

      You are very good at finding analogies in life, Carol. And I love what you see here.

      I haven’t had a chance to come by to visit very often lately. I need to rectify that. I miss you.

    • Sandra says

      Thanks, Kris. It’s made me consider where my center is, too. So often I think it’s me sending storm waves out to rock everything in their path.

  3. says

    The things you notice, Sandy!
    Now I want to go throw a rock in a pond. But that would require a hike, and I’m too tired. :) So I’ll just gaze at your photo up there.
    Monica Sharman recently posted..Too Much

  4. says

    So healing. I am really enjoying this link up! It is helping me to remember, to be mindful of stillness and the healing we can find there.
    Gayle recently posted..Stillness

    • Sandra says

      I’m so thrilled that you are finding a piece of stillness here, Gayle. It encourages me to know God uses it.

  5. says

    That is a beautiful photo. What a picture, the center, calm, still, rested while all around it is in ripples. Very interesting – your lines well spoken, a great lesson for all of us. Thanks!
    Maureen recently posted..Beyond and Back

    • Sandra says

      Thanks so much, Maureen. I’m still wondering why that calm center is there with the trees reflected in it. Maybe it’s there just for us to ponder! :)

  6. says

    I’ve never seen anything like that.

    Someone told me the lakes up north have restrictions about power boats/jet skis. Maybe that’s the difference. Every lake down here is noisy an un-still.
    Megan Willome recently posted..Raven vs. Crow