God has engrained in all of us particular passions, drives and interests, and in pursuing them with a Godward perspective, we engage in worship. Adam McHugh, Introverts in the Church Leaning in to silence and solitude today. That is all. That is enough.
But there is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question. Thomas Merton I click send on an email about a decision I’ve been mulling over for ages, making it official. Intention means letting go of some good things in order to focus best on the precious few. Later,
The patterns of our lives reveal us. Our habits measure us. Mary Oliver It was a long day yesterday, but I got it done: all 518 pages of my 2017 blog book formatted and the book itself submitted for review. Why? Aside from simply keeping the writing I do here every morning, which ranges from
What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. W. H. Davies He left early, eager to get home. We enjoyed a sweet afternoon, evening, and early morning visit with our son who is now en route home for Christmas. I love him and his soft heart; such
Real life is never quite as interesting as the story told afterward. ~ Laurence Overmire What a week; I’m happy to put this one to rest. Looking forward (finally!) to a quiet day followed by the Christmas banquet at our church this evening. That’s it. That’s all.
Books don't change people; paragraphs do. Sometimes even sentences. ~ John Piper, A Godward Life: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life Busy day yesterday but that doesn’t explain why I slept in. I hate sleeping in. Throws my whole day off. So, behind before I begin and, as a result, leaning in
Listen . . . With faint dry sound, Like steps of passing ghosts, The leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from the trees And fall. ~ Adelaide Crapsey The wind is howling this morning; it will make short work of the few leaves that still cling to branches. It was odd, a few weeks ago when the snowpocalypse