still saturday: a resting place

resting place

  “Stillness, calmness, tranquility, peacefulness. However you choose to describe it, such a state is possible only by way of relationship with the master. It is found in him alone. Quietness, according to Scripture. is the very thing God works in you, that he achieves in you. Why? Because his desire for union is greater than […]

still saturday: slow down enough to notice

slow down

“I think Brother Lawrence was a man other men usually miss, typically dismiss. Which is too bad. His quietness was thoughtfulness. And in his quietness, Brother Lawrence discovered one of life’s deep secrets, and he was happy to tell others about it for the asking: God is everywhere. God hovers in the air just behind you. […]

I will give you rest

rest

  It rests between the large jars of cinnamon and parsley, peeks at me from behind the glass restaurant-style sugar dispenser. Sissy gave it to me, this duckie tea infuser. I take it out, hold it in my palm, stroke it. I squeeze my eyes tight and think back to that day in the dollar store […]

still saturday: strength

stillness and strength 1

  “Quiet down, far-flung ocean islands. Listen! Sit down and rest, everyone. Recover your strength. Gather around me. Say what’s on your heart. Together let’s decide what’s right.” Isaiah 41:1 (Message)   “In silence and quietness the devout soul makes progress and learns the hidden mysteries of the Scriptures.” ~Thomas a Kempis Welcome to Still Saturday […]

still saturday: serenity

serenity

Serenity O sabbath rest of Galilee! O calm of hills above, where Jesus knelt to share with thee the silence of eternity interpreted by love. Drop thy still dews of quietness till all our strivings cease, take from our souls the strain and stress, and let our ordered lives confess the beauty of thy peace. Text: […]