Still Saturday: Let It Be

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Lord, it is night. The night is for stillness. Let us be still in God’s presence. It is night after a long day. What has been done has been done. What has not been done has not been done. Let it be. ~New Zealand Prayer Book, Night Prayer In the stillness, Sandy   Welcome to […]

Still Saturday: More By Less

more with less

“Even beasts of burden must be turned out to grass occasionally; the very sea pauses at ebb and flood; earth keeps the Sabbath of the wintry months; and man, even when exalted to God’s ambassador, must rest or faint, must trim his lamp or let it burn low; must recruit his vigor or grow prematurely […]

Still Saturday: Rest

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“I wonder sometimes if we’re afraid of rest. We’re conditioned by 24/7 news and Facebook updates to be afraid we’ll miss out on something we “ought” to know. We’re afraid we’ll lag further behind in the race to some steadily receding finish line like Archimede’s tortoise. We’re afraid we’ll let someone down, as others’ expectations […]

Still Saturday: Seed of Yahweh

seed of Yahweh

  I’ve been thinking about this seed of Yahweh planted in the cave of a woman-child, confined and nurtured in her soft dark womb, nourished with her every heartbeat. How cells of cell multiplied until he fluttered light, then stretched and rose like yeast bread in her warm belly until her body could no longer […]

Still Saturday: Season

Haiti 2014 Rainbow

Someone more organized than I am would have had a post prepared and queued to publish last week. But I found myself in Haiti without Internet access. And so it was really still around here on Still Saturday. Forgive me. I had a heart-wrenching and heart-filling week with stories I’ve not yet processed to share. It […]

Still Saturday: Thanks

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Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of the world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the […]

Still Saturday: Selah

still power

  Is there any note in all the music of the world as mighty as the grand pause? Is there any word in the Psalms more eloquent that the word “Selah,” meaning pause? . . .  And is there anything that can touch our hearts like the power of stillness? For the hearts that will […]

Still Saturday: Troubled

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  Waiting upon God is vital in order to see Him and receive a vision from Him. And the amount of time spent before Him is also critical, for our hearts are like a photographer’s film–the longer exposed, the deeper the impression. For God’s vision to be impressed on our hearts, we must sit in […]