Getting Rid of the Cluttered Mind

Has this ever happened to you? I was out with a friend the other night and as we got up from our table at the coffee shop, I frantically was feeling my pockets for my keys.  I couldn’t find them and I said, “Where are my keys?!!!”   My friend just looked at me.  Then … Continue reading Getting Rid of the Cluttered Mind

A Season of Change and Rest

“Did she agree with his actions?  Campbell wasn’t sure.  The old law made her feel safe.  Protected…Yet her mother’s heart wanted her son happy…Given any other circumstances, she’d praise Nathaniel’s choice. So perhaps she should let go of fear and distrust.”   Rachel Hauck,  Once Upon a Prince p.320 Kindle edition It’s that time of year.  Graduations … Continue reading A Season of Change and Rest

Busy vs. Beloved

“The world pressures me to make things happen. Now. But when things don’t go as planned,I often try to regain control - by shutting down my heart.” Bonnie Gray, from her new book, Whispers of Rest   Wait! What? “But when things don’t go as planned, I often try to regain control - by shutting … Continue reading Busy vs. Beloved

The Invitation of Wide Open Spaces

When trouble surrounded me, I cried out to the Eternal; He answered me and brought me to a wide, open space.   Psalm 118:5-6 The Voice  We finally took down our Christmas tree. We left it up much later this year than is usual for us. We were savouring the lights in the early mornings and evenings. … Continue reading The Invitation of Wide Open Spaces

The Art of Rest

I recently had the opportunity to go away on a retreat for five whole days. It was a week away with some fellow writer friends. The plan was to get away to a cottage and write. No distractions. No other people to worry about and care for. Just us and our writing projects. I had … Continue reading The Art of Rest

Six Things I Learned (AGAIN!) This Summer

The sounds of summer are becoming a faint echo as days shorten and leaves change colours.  Shouts of joy at the pool, the sound of the diving board as bodies are flung forward, the screech of bike brakes in the driveway.  They are being replaced by the echoes of voices in the hallways of school, … Continue reading Six Things I Learned (AGAIN!) This Summer

Upon Returning From that Week Away…

A week away can do wonders for perspective.  It can also set you up for a huge let down as you reenter the real world.  You know that planet.  Where you walk in the door and you are met with a million requests, ninety-nine hundred of them requiring money.  Or everyone wants a snack or … Continue reading Upon Returning From that Week Away…

Why We Need to Play

A friend gave me a book a week ago.  I just about jumped out of my seat!  I had been wanting to read this book!  I was waiting for it to come out.  Finding Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnie Gray.  I’m a little more than half way through.  Wow!  So good!  It’s reinforcing some things I’ve … Continue reading Why We Need to Play