The Conversation — Visiting with Mary and Martha, part 1

Luke 10.38-42 manuscript.

For the past few years, I’ve been ruminating on the story of Martha and Mary in Luke 10 — a relevant passage for this period in my life. Lately I’ve been putting some of these ideas on paper (or, more accurately, screen), but I see that my musings are making for much more than just one post. I am constantly encountering the ideas in this passage as I make decisions about work, parenting, rest, and daily chores, all while I seek to live in the present moment and listen to God. So let me offer here the first in a series of twelve posts about the marriage of work and worship with Jesus. Continue reading “The Conversation — Visiting with Mary and Martha, part 1”

Return of the quiet time

my quiet time chair

When our children were babies, I thought I would never have a quiet time with God again. It seemed unthinkable to encounter a moment of silence that I would not want filled with sleep. But for the past few weeks, I’ve been finding myself sitting in this chair in the early mornings, reading the same passage from Luke over and over. And looking forward to it. Continue reading “Return of the quiet time”