Still Saturday: All Is Well

TREMBLING - SPURGEON

  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, […]

Still Saturday: What’s To Be Done?

CRABAPPLE BLOOMS - BUECHNER

  “You are seeing everything for the last time, and everything you see is gilded with goodbyes. The child’s hand like a starfish on the pillow, your hand on the doorknob. Caught between screen and window, a wasp unfolds one wing. With a sick smile, guilt-ridden, the old dachshund lurches off the forbidden couch when […]

Still Saturday: Dynamic Stillness

dynamic stillness

    But it is hard to hear that inner voice unless I allow myself time and quiet to center down, to focus in. I can find silence indoors, but it seems static. Breathing in the dynamic stillness as the whole creation pauses before God, the psalmist also sensed that, “The heavens declare the glory […]

Still Saturday: One Breathless Contact

Contemplation - simplicity

  A door opens in the center of our being and we seem to fall through it into immense depths which, although they are infinite, are all accessible to us; all eternity seems to have become ours in this one placid and breathless contact. God touches us with a touch that is emptiness and empties […]

Still Saturday: Be Still

be still

    I’m taking a course on creating social media graphics from Crystal Stine this month. We’ve been learning how to work with PicMonkey (which I already use) and Canva (which I’d never heard of), and by the end of the month, I may even have a decent printable to offer you. The course is called Creative […]

Still Saturday: The Value of Today

Real life

  Cancer–in both its presence and absence–had taught me the immeasurable value of today. Faith isn’t rooted in the past or the future. It’s birthed in how we approach and handle today. It’s the anchor that holds us firmly in this moment, allowing us the freedom to experience it and enjoy it regardless of the regrets […]