Listen to your life.
See it for the fathomless mystery that it is.
In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness,
touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it
because in the last analysis
all moments are key moments,
and life itself is grace.
Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations with Frederick Buechner
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 us. Get the details above, grab your favorite button, and link up below. We all love to hear if something especially speaks to your heart, but please don’t feel pressured to comment. Simply take some time to gaze long and drink deep.
Danise Jurado says
So very true! Life itself is an unmerited gift from God – “Grace” Lovely picture of the seasons of life… Although it is fall it still feels like summer here in California 🙂
One thing about Michigan–every season feels like that season. I wouldn’t mind a few California summer days. It’s cold and rainy here today. Blessings on your weekend, Danise. 😉
~ Patricia says
All moments are indeed key moments – for they are all we really have. Have a beautiful weekend, Sandra. xox
Indeed. You have a beautiful weekend, too, my friend.
Martha Orlando says
Each moment, full of grace . . .
Have a blessed weekend, Sandy!
You, too, Martha. 🙂
Yes! Yes, each moment is a gift! May we live this weekend in this truth! May we fully experience the joy of that gift! Always blessed when I visit here, Sandy. Thanks, my friend.
Amen. Let’s live this weekend and always sensing the joy of His grace. I’m so glad you’re here, Kris. So glad.
Oh yes, even our very breath–all grace. Beautiful truth!
Every. Breath. Yes.
JoAnne Potter says
“Listen to your life.”
Me, too, JoAnne. Me, to.
Fathomless mystery… yes!
I never thought about *my* life as a fathomless mystery. But if it’s hidden in Him…hmmmm.
Jennifer @ You Are My Girls says
Yes, no moment is unnoticed by Him. All are by the touch of His hand. Love this quote, this truth. Thank you, and bless you this weekend! 🙂
Hand-touched, hand-tossed moments. Beautiful weekend to you, too.
Nancy Franson says
“In the boredom and pain of it no less . . . ”
Love me some Frederick Buechner. I don’t have his Daily Meditations. Thinking I might need that. Happy weekend, my friend.
I could quote him every day and never run out. See you soon.
Cheryl Smith says
Shoot! I went from being third to being 19. I opened the linky to add my post and then, total brain fart. haha!
The holy and hidden heart of God? Sounds a lot like dwelling in the secret place to me. 🙂
Holy and hidden–dwelling in secret. I’ve failed to link up the last couple weeks because I didn’t see the connection, preferring to link up something else, and then not writing it. Coming to link now.
Jen Ferguson says
I agree — there are many moments of which I write off and yet, when I do, perhaps I am writing off grace.
That I would never write off grace! And yet perhaps I do, too.
Lovely words for today. Thank you. I am really enjoying this link-up!
Your gorgeous photo and words sing in me today! 🙂
Jason Stasyszen says
Beautiful picture and I love that simple truth: all moments are key moments. Good to remember! Thanks Sandra.
Laurie Collett says
Awesome quote & photo! Thanks for the great post & for hosting the linkup, & God bless!
Shelly Miller says
I’m late to the party but so glad I showed up for this. Love both – your photo and the quote. They speak to me right now. Thank you.
Tina Martin says
Sandra, I was having some technical difficulties when linking, sorry. I accidentally linked twice, maybe you could delete the one without the pic? Thanks for the opportunity to link up, I love how God always directs me to Still Saturday when your post fits mine so well! Thanks & Blessings, Tina
Michelle DeRusha says
That quote by Fred B. is one of my all-time favorites.