Last week I was very glad to start my blog tour with an interview at Shirley Showalter‘s blog–Who Else Wants Simplicity? she asked in her title, and I was so blessed by the comments and interaction. Thanks again for hosting, Shirley, and thank you to all who joined us there. The second stop of the blog tour is coming up later this week, so please stay tuned!
In the meantime, today I’d like to introduce the Sacred Pauses blog carnival. Think of “Sacred Pauses” as a blog prompt that you can take in whatever direction you choose. Here are just a few examples: What sacred pauses have you experienced? How have sacred pauses been important to you? What are some of the barriers or challenges? What are some of the delights? What does it mean to share sacred pauses with family/friends/others? How might sacred pauses relate to your special area of interest–if you’re concerned about church or theology, about family or peacemaking, about writing or faith or whatever your interest is, what role do you see for sacred pauses?
If you have a blog , I invite you to write your own blog post on this sacred pauses theme, then click on the blue frog below to link up and share your post. Taking part in a blog carnival doesn’t have to take time or energy away from your own blog, and it’s a simple and effective way to share your blog with others and widen your circle of readers. There’s even a Sacred Pauses blog badge below (designed by Reuben Graham who also designed the cover of my book)–please feel free to use the badge as an illustration for your blog post, or you can put it in your sidebar as a personal reminder to pause (doesn’t that bench look inviting?).
If you don’t have a blog, I invite you to journal or simply think about sacred pauses, and participate by leaving a comment below.
Thank you to Katherine W. Pershey for introducing me to the blog carnival idea.
I hope you enjoy playing with the idea of sacred pauses, and I look forward to reading your thoughts!
Click on the blue frog below, then add the link to your own blog post, plus a thumbnail photo if you wish:
Here’s the blog badge. To add it to the sidebar of your blog, copy the entire code in the box that appears below the badge, and paste it into a text widget. That’s what I did for mine that you’ll see at the bottom of my right sidebar. [I've since re-designed my right sidebar so you won't see the blog badge there, but it still appears below] To add the badge to a blog post, use the text setting for your post, then copy the entire code in the box that appears below the badge, and paste it in your post wherever you would like. (With my thanks to the Code Generator at http://64b.co/09P)
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