Pursuing Otium Sanctum

Helping busy women find balance, joy, and holy leisure in life.


I’m so Glad You’re Here.

I’m Cara Ray - mom to four amazing kids, wife to my best friend for 22 years, Christ-follower, grace-clinger, and a later-in-life blogger.

Even with one child off to college, I’m still in the trenches of raising children, running a home business, pursuing my dream to write, and trying to help with sixth-grade Algebra.

In the throes of changing life seasons, It's easy to let the cares of the day consume me.

There’s a gem of a Latin phrase that encompasses my heart's longing for rest, Otium Sanctum, or ‘holy leisure’.

If you want to live your life with grace and gumption, faith and fortitude, pursuit and peace you’re in the right place.

This pursuit of holy leisure beckons us to discover the abundant life that awaits.

I hope you'll join me!


Otium Sanctum is the pursuit of balance in life, an ability to be at peace throughout the activities of the day, an ability to rest and take time to enjoy beauty, an ability to pace ourselves.

Balance. Peace. Rest. Beauty. Pace. To sum it up, it’s GRACE.

Give Me All the Soul Encouragement!

Send me Cara’s best practical advice and biblical wisdom to help me keep on keepin’ on.

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