We are stretched thin–to the point of translucence. Hold me up to the light, and I will disappear. All you will see are the things I do. I need more Sabbath keeping than moments snatched here and there. Those short patches of peace have begun to feel like stealing time.
So, I let the Sabbath moments graduate into longer breadths of time. Once a week, I schedule a regular playdate with God. It is a deliberate time of slowing down, a time to focus on the One I love. When I schedule the time, the moments are not rushed. Rather, they advance slowly as I tune my senses to every detail. Even the way I breathe changes.
The playdates I keep have become my antidote to the frenzy of time stretching.
~Laura J. Boggess in Playdates with God
P.S. Playdates is in much demand, and Amazon may be sold out for now. If so, check out Hearts & Minds. Byron might be able to help you quick-like.
Things are rather still around these parts this month, friends. For those who don’t know, my daughter had knee surgery last week and will be nonweightbearing on that leg for 6-8 weeks. The challenge is that the other knee has its own issues, and to bear weight on that one alone is difficult. She has many friends who have been coming in to keep her company and help her get up or change positions, but I have also been going over to do laundry, clean up, take food, etc. So words have taken a back burner for a short season. We covet your prayers for her quick recovery. Thanks so much… with love.
In the stillness,
Welcome to the Still Saturday Community 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 reflect on the depth of sparse words. We’d love for you to join us. Grab the 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 be still together, to gaze long and drink deep.