Wednesday, December 06, 2006


My life feels chaotic these days. I am overextended in all kinds of ways. Work has been slamming. Church is in high gear. My brother is in the midst of a big move. The kids are busy. Nguyen is busy at work. (Thanks God.)

It's all hustle and bustle and very little time for quiet contemplation.

So, in the middle of all this madness, I decided I needed to take a moment and acknowledge that Christ really is at the center of it all. That I adore him. And that I am grateful that he came into the world to bring light to the darkness and healing to the broken.



Anonymous said...

Hey Rachel,
I'm glad to hear that your brother is all right...know that you and your family are in my prayers.
Last night I went to an Advent reflection at a friend's house and we read selections from Thomas Merton's writings on the importance of silence. There is so little in this world, yet we all hunger for that deep communion between each other, ourselves and God that only comes out of quiet trust. When we were done with the reflection, we closed our eyes and I imagined myself falling deeper into God. My body let go, and when we came out of the silence I was ready for bed. I honestly believe that the best way to relieve stress is to let God take us in His arms and cuddle us into sleep.
May you find time to rest amidst the busyness of your life and of those around you.

e-Mom said...

Stunning artwork! I pray you find some peace in the midst of all the business of the season. Hugs.

Rachel's Big Dunk said...

Thanks, you guys. I love the idea of falling into God's arms. It is such a beautiful image.

This week is quieter: At church I am doing my Lectio Divina group. I only have one kitchen tools gig, Jake's move is mostly done. It is time to get back to the business of being in awe and gratitude for the many gifts God has given us.