I’ve never been a blogger before. I’ve followed a few, however, never considered myself a writer even though I enjoy writing, its freeing, relaxing, thought provoking. At times when I feel I can’t speak, I write and the thoughts of my heart fill the page. Over break I began reading a book entitled “An Alter in the World” by Barbara Brown Taylor. In the chapter I finished reading this week she talks about the practice of saying no. The beginning line reads “God is not found in the soul by adding anything but by subtracting”. She goes into the chapter encouraging the act of sabbath and what that truly looks like. It came to my attention that I need that. So this is the start of something new.
I feel I’ve learned a lot about myself in the past year and reading this book opens the door to many thoughts surrounding my faith and who I want to be. By using this blog, I hope to expand on those thoughts and share what I’ve learned with those who care to read. One of the ways I’ve decided to observe sabbath, is I’m putting the world on hold and letting my heart and mind and God speak through writing my thoughts. What I know to be true is God is good and the more I search for him, the more I find my soul at rest and by adopting a sabbath I hope to be renewed and my searching encouraged. I don’t know where I’m being led, but I know and love the one leading me.