Still Saturday: Longing


; “O God, I have tasted of Thy goodness and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more . . . I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still . . . Give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this […]

I Didn’t Expect


  I never expected to have children. I never dreamed of a family. I didn’t play love and marriage or stuff my shirt with pillows. I did dream of caring for others. Maybe in far countries. I even used to hope I’d find an injured animal so I could take care of it. But I […]

Still Saturday: Surrender


    Sabbath requires surrender . . . If we refuse rest until we are finished, we will never rest until we die. Sabbath dissolves the artificial urgency of our days, because it liberates us  from the need to be finished. ~Wayne Muller in Sabbath: Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest     In the […]

Still Saturday: All Is Well


  Do not think, believer, that your sorrows are out of God’s plan; they are necessary parts of it. “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom.” (Acts 14:22) Learn, then, to “count it all joy . . . when you meet trials of various kinds.” (James 1:22) O let my trembling soul be still, […]

A Pebble in a Pond

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  I have a confession to make. I’m jealous of the Compassion bloggers who are in the Dominican Republic this week. I’ve been home from there a month now, having gone as one of the first bloggers on a sponsor tour. And I miss it! I miss the country. I miss the children. I miss […]