For the Love

by | Nov 16, 2013 | Uncategorized


How can I rest in the midst of all there is to do?

That is precisely why you must.

Fear drives out the love. When you work from fear, there is no love in your work. And we don’t want your loveless art. So give the world and yourself a gift and stop.

You are beloved. So take some time to be loved.

~Emily Freeman, A Million Little Ways


May Sabbath be like wiping the bathroom mirror of your foggy thinking as you choose rest over work.  Know His love is unchangeable regardless of your productivity or lack of it. The world will continue spinning when you stop and take your hands off. And perspective will be much clearer.

Happy Sabbath Friends!

Want to make Sabbath a weekly rhythm and not just something you fit in to the cracks between busyness? Join the Sabbath Society, it all started here.


Some inspiration on rest and quietness for your weekend:

What the World Needs Now is Rest by Sean Bess for Relevant

How to Quiet Your Mind by Amanda White for Family Your Way

Escape the Noise. Find Quiet. Find God. by Michele-Lyn Ault for Allume

Beauty is a Person by Laura Boggess

On the Quieter Ways of God by Kelli Woodford

Looking for a place of quiet respite? Check out Refine: The Retreat led by my dear friend Kris Camealy.

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  1. mercynotes

    This is great, such a good reminder. Everywhere I am seeing the word rest. Thanks for this post.

    • Shelly Miller

      Thanks for visiting, appreciate your comment. I agree rest is a sacred echo for me too.

  2. S.Etole

    One of my favorite verses; beautiful photos.

    • Shelly Miller

      Thank you Susan, appreciate your kindness.

  3. Sandra Heska King

    What Susan said. Exactly.

    And Emily’s words about sharing loveless art… whoa moment.

    Happy Sabbath, friend. xo

    • Shelly Miller

      I know, I’m loving her book Sandy.

  4. Elizabeth Stewart

    Those photos, perfection!

  5. Mia

    Dear Shelly
    My “normal” is just the opposite for suffering fromFm/CFS I am mostly housebound and then need to still most of the time. That is also a “work” I sometimes crave to”rest” from, but we know that our Beloved Lord never takes us where He cannot keep us and when we cannot go on at all, He picks us up and caries us in Hid loving arms.
    Blessings XX

  6. Joanne Norton

    As usual, it was wonderful to “see” you. You’re photos and words always catch hearts to turn deeper and deeper to our Lord. Bless you.

  7. Megan Willome

    Such a good word when I’m sooooo tempted to defend myself. That’s not what He wants.

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