• Nov 25, 2020 | Holy Leisure Posts,  Once a Year Posts

    A Call to Set Our Gaze Higher this Thanksgiving

    It’s hard to believe it’s already Thanksgiving. In some ways this year has flown by, and in many other ways, it’s crept along at a snail’s pace.

    Pursuing Otium Sanctum, or pursuing a life of ‘holy leisure,’ is about finding balance in life, even in times of great turbulence.

    Recently, I had a text convo with a friend that went something like this…

  • Jan 18, 2021 | Holy Leisure Posts

    God and his Word Anchors Us In Unsettling Times

    I have a love/hate relationship with my phone. 

    I have the latest Samsung model, and I picked it because it was...

  • Feb 23, 2021 | Once a Year Posts

    Happy Birthday to Me & 45 Lessons Learned

    Today marks another beginning of another year for me. Now smack dab in my mid-forties, I'm seeing (and feeling) more the affects of time. But I'm also seeing some fruit of...

  • Feb 19, 2021 | Holy Leisure Posts

    Holy Leisure is for Everyday People

    This afternoon, I took a carload of very talkative teenage girls to volleyball practice. I was amazed at how little effort it took them to talk about anything...

  • God is most useful when we find him most beautiful
    May 14, 2020 | Holy Leisure Posts

    How Finding Beauty in the Everyday Helps Us Enjoy God

    As new residents of Arizona, we recently made a trip to the Grand Canyon.

    It had been over ten years since we had last...

  • Apr 28, 2020 | Holy Leisure Posts

    How Making Our Souls Happy Informs How We Work & How We Rest

    I’ve been a little “restless” lately; longing for a vacation.

    Maybe because I’ve been cooped up at home...

  • Dec 04, 2020 | Holy Leisure Posts,  Once a Year Posts

    Prepare Your Heart and Make Him Room

    I rushed into Target to grab some last minute things.

    I was in that danger zone of time where if I didn’t take any...

  • May 06, 2021 | Once a Year Posts

    What I’ve Learned About the Seasons of Motherhood

    I was driving west on Paseo del Norte, across the Rio Grande River when it happened. It was fall, and the Cottonwoods had just begun to turn. The crisp yellow foliage against...

  • Feb 01, 2021 | Holy Leisure Posts

    What Living a Balanced Life Really Means

    This blog is about finding holy leisure in the busyness of life.

    I came across this quote one day and...

  • Apr 21, 2020 | Holy Leisure Posts

    Why We Need to Make Peace with Pursuing Peace

    “Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace.

    If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay...