A year ago, I was anticipating the launch of my new book, Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal. Since then, the book has gone into a second printing, I’ve been hearing from groups that have been using the book, and my publisher will soon release a group guide.
To celebrate this one-year anniversary, here are a few photos taken in a quiet moment on the day of my book launch, interspersed with quotes from the psalms taken from the book’s chapter headings. May these words of Scripture be a sacred pause for you today.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
he restores my soul.
How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
All people may take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights,
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.
May my meditation be pleasing to him,
for I rejoice in the Lord.
The unfolding of your words gives light.
For God alone, my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress;
I shall never be shaken.
Be still before the Lord,
and wait patiently for him. . . .
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Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal,
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