Theme for August 2020: Rest

Restless heart

Restless heart

Yellow brick road, Kino, Rotterdam  (Photo: Irene Bom)     “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” ~ St Augustine of Hippo  (feast day August 28)   More from St Augustine Evening prayer #1 3 Ancient Prayers   ...
Quiet / rest

Quiet / rest

    In Mark 6:31 we read how Jesus, at the end of a busy day, ministered to his disciples’ need for rest and restoration, saying: “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Are you in need of some rest and restoration yourself? Hear Jesus speak these words to … Continue reading "Quiet / rest" ...
Restless / restore

Restless / restore

(Photo: Kate McDonald)   If you search on the word rest you’ll discover, as I did, that it appears in all kinds of unrelated words, like interested, forest, wrestling and restore – each word containing a world of meaning of its own. I like that unrest and restlessness are somehow related, and yet substantially different. … Continue reading "Restless / restore" ...
Come rest

Come rest

Bergsingel, Rotterdam  (Photo: Irene Bom)   Recently I took some friends from Presbytery for a walk around my neighbourhood and we passed this very spot. It’s on the way to my current favourite hangout – two park benches where you can catch the evening sun and enjoy the water and wild life. I hope you … Continue reading "Come rest" ...