Still Saturday: Why There is No Need to Rush

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  “The theology of progress forces us to act before we are ready. We speak before we know what to say. We respond before we feel the truth of what we know. In the process, we inadvertently create suffering, heaping imprecision upon inaccuracy, until we are all buried under a mountain of misperception. But Sabbath […]

Still Saturday: The Problem with Busyness

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  “To remember is, literally, to put broken pieces back together, to re-member. It is to create an original wholeness out of what has become scattered fragments . . . “There is a terrible cost to our busyness. It erodes memory. Or worse than that: it turns good memory into mere nostalgia–memory falsified and petrified–and […]

Still Saturday: Atmosphere

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  “Atmosphere is created when we bring our memories, thoughts, and emotions to a place. It is our physical presence that makes a space become real . . . “Dare to awaken your soul to be physically present. “Taste the atmosphere with God and bring all the stories you’re living–the joy, heartbreak, worries, hopes, and […]

Still Saturday: Quiet

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  But when our questions are invisible, we become invisible. Each time I am still, they emerge: my questions. Quietness resurfaces the thoughts and questions that are important. Quietness connects my soulful self to Jesus. ~Bonnie Gray :: :: invisibility fog of fear quiet connections intimacy.   Inspired by chapter 13, “The Walk.” Leaving some […]

Still Saturday: Shalom

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Remember the past. Collect the broken pieces. Bring a yellow pail. Shalom. Inspired by chapter 6, “The Basement.” Leaving some whitespace here this month as I rest with Bonnie. In the stillness, Sandy This post is part of the “Finding Spiritual Whitespace Blog Tour” which I am a part of, along with a group of […]

Still Saturday: Whitespace

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  “Arthur Rubenstein, one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century, when asked how he creates the tone he plays, said he once heard a woman sing. She sang with the most beautiful tone and he observed how she would pause. She stopped to take a breath. Rubenstein learned to do the same at […]