That, I suppose, is the final mystery as well as the final power of words: that not even across great distances of time and space do they ever lose their capacity for becoming incarnate. And when these words tell of virtue and nobility, when they move us closer to that truth and gentleness of spirit by which we become fully human, the reading of them is sacramental; and a library is as holy a place as any temple is holy because through the words which are treasured in it the Word itself becomes flesh again and again and dwells among us and within us, full of grace and truth. ~Frederick Buechner, Listening to Your Life


May your Sabbath be a slow read, a period on the tattered pages of troubled times, a chapter in the sweetness of your salvation. When you are tempted to jump to the end of your story, remember the mystery unfolds one word at a time. Savor it.

Happy Sabbath Friends!


Words dwelling among the surfaces of my home and within the home of my heart:

Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations by Frederick Buechner

The Sabbath World: Glimpses Of a Different Order of Time by Judith Shulevitz – Join me on Mondays in July at The High Calling for a book club on this one.

Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist – I’m enjoying the content and the rich conversation at the (in)courage Bloom Book Club.

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin (debut novel, already NY Times Bestseller)

What are you reading this summer?

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