Friday, November 25, 2016

“So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”

~ T. S. Eliot


Now we enter the season of struggling to maintain a sense of peace, gratitude, wonder, and stillness amidst the cacophony of want and busyness. As we settle in to the dark months, as we hang lights and burn candles, as we spend time with those we love, let’s be intentional about dancing with stillness and cultivating a peace we can pass on. Let’s meditate on miracles.

This morning I’m resting on yesterday’s moments of gratitude: a pleasant afternoon celebrating my mother-in-love’s 96th birthday; an evening out at the theatre (Mama Mia!–so fun); and a chat and good news from my son (he ends our phone conversations with “love you guys” and my heart swells every time).

I’m thinking about, and praying for, a little one in hospital facing a fierce battle. I’m looking forward to a morning coffee visit with a friend and lunch out with former coworkers. Gerry and I are pulling out our calendars, pencilling in, and making decisions.

I’m looking forward to January.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I like your words “peace we can pass on” – sort of a play with the idea of “peace that passeth understanding.”

    1. Exactly, Marian.

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