We can’t buy hygge, whatever the marketers claim. Candlelight is not the secret to contentment: stopping work to spend time with friends and family is. In other words: true hygge is nothing new; it is Sabbath.
All the books I’ve been reading in September and October 2016 – featuring Shauna Niequist, Karen Joy Fowler, Jessie Burton, Noah Hawley, Luci Shaw, Shelly Miller, A A Milne
The church brought a camera to my house, an hour away from their church, and asked me lots of questions about my experience and theology. They played this 38 minute video interview to 200 people gathered there,
A summer season is fun, but it is not sustainable – not for wasps, not for humans, either.
We are built for variety, and paradoxically even those activities we most love can drain us if it is all we do. We are not robots, machines, productive automatons, and to treat ourselves or others in this way is dangerous and wrong. We are human, and we need the all the seasons.
The Holy Spirit is like the wind – invisible and hard to predict… You can’t schedule God in the same way you can’t schedule joy
Last year, I wrote a popular post entitled ‘When Your Holiday is Not Heaven.’ I stand by that, but this year, my holiday was actually pretty darn close to heaven, and here’s some reasons why:
(It seems I’m late on everything at the moment, but I’m hoping to improve… A bumper ‘What I’m Into’ will be coming soon – but in the meantime, these are the books I’ve read recently – some absolute diamonds here!)
We are all disabled. We are all weak in different ways.
We are all occasionally lazy, occasionally heroic. We are all needy, and rely on the kindness of others to survive.