still saturday: crowded with god

crowded with God

“We may ignore, but we may nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with God. God walks everywhere incognito. And the incognito is not always hard to penetrate. The real labor is to remember, to attend. In fact, to come awake. Still more, to remain awake.” ~C.S. Lewis in Letters to Malcolm […]

bluebirds of sadness

bluebird

  I removed the makings of a nest. Several times. But then I got sick, and when I made it back to the box in the side yard, they’d laid their eggs. Cream-colored, speckled brown. And so I left them. And watched them. Since they were busy here, I reasoned, they’d leave the other box […]

still saturday: true silence

sunrise over New Life Children's Home in Port au Prince

True silence is a key to the immense and flaming heart of God. ~Catherine de Hueck Doherty In the stillness,  Sandy 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 […]

When Loss is Real–or Not

blessed is the man

I’m better this morning. Last night I hid in the bathroom for a few moments where I flushed the toilet (so the husband and the grandgirl wouldn’t ask what was going on with me.) I blew my nose, popped my contacts, rubbed my eyes hard, and ran cold water over my face. I didn’t want […]

Still Saturday: Taking Time

“We simply haven’t taken time. We’ve not been still long enough, often enough, to know ourselves, our friends, our family. Our God. Indeed, the worst hallucination busyness conjures is the conviction that I am God.  All depends on me.  How will the right things happen at the right time if I’m not pushing and pulling and […]