There is a new and unexpected theme of my summer: Peace. Rest. Sabbath.
I did not see this one coming.
Even now I am wondering if we will sustain this. The first two weeks of our summer have been consistently this.
It has been happening several times a day- an invitation to rest. I can't explain it. I just come upon it, out of the blue. The kids will be playing happily. Work is done. And there is a pause, like a quiet voice inviting me to rest a bit.
The kids feel it too I think, just a good, steady, quiet, pace.
What I didn't expect was that I would learn these myself.
Truly, sometimes our Good Shepherd makes us to lie down in green pastures.
Maybe it is a shift in my state of mind or the ages of the kids or the circumstances we happen to find ourselves. Maybe I am learning how to rest in the goodness of God.
p.s. It all started with this podcast with Andrew Kern by Sarah Mackenzie on Teaching from Rest-- so good!
(I just purchased Sarah's Teaching from Rest series- will be sure to write a review)