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Stillness

Less Is More

You know those people who always need to be doing something, who hate to sit down and relax because there’s always something that needs to be done and it’s pointless to relax before everything is finished? Yeah, I’m one of those people. I drive my husband nuts on weekends because I want to cross reference…

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Tending the Sanctuary of the Soul

One summer between my first and second years of college, I was a camp counselor at a local Christian camp. Honestly, I took the job because I was desperate. I had tried getting jobs, but this was during the recession of the 70’s and short-term jobs were not easy to find. Not only was I…

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A Holy Lifeline

If you’ve been a follower of Jesus for any length of time, I would bet you have heard, and possibly-fallen-in-love-with-to-the-point-of-calling-it-your-life-verse: He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;     I will be exalted among the nations,     I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 (NIV) In fact, I’ll bet many of the writers for…

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Bring Down the Mountain Stillness

Last fall, when we hiked to the crest of a misty mountain in the Scottish Highlands, our women’s retreat group stood riveted by the view. Standing in the clouds, we watched the weather change right before our eyes. Fog cleared, and we spied portions of Applecross Bay a mile or so beneath us. We’d hiked…

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