Still Saturday

I received this in the inbox from the inward/outward community not too long ago. It’s been churning around inside of me ever since.

  “Keep a Place for the Unexpected

Let mystery have its place in you; do not be always turning up your whole soil with the plowshare of self-examination, but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds may bring, and reserve a nook of shadow for the passing bird; keep a place in your heart for the unexpected guests, an altar for the unknown God. Then if a bird sings  among your branches, do not be too eager to tame it. If you are conscious of something new—thought or feeling, wakening in the depths of your being—do not be in a hurry to let in light upon it, to look at it; let the springing germ have the protection of being forgotten, hedge it round with quiet, and do not break in upon its darkness.”


with Sandy today:


  1. Jody Ohlsen Collins says

    that sounds like a thought from oh-so-long-ago. Those old-timey voices seemed to have such a way with words…..

  2. Mia says

    Dear Laura
    These words are such a confirmation to my heart to go there where our physical senses perceive nothing, but still I can step into the unknown with peace for that is where God dwells; at the end of our “reality” and His mystery starts, there where we still look into a cloudy mirror, but so confident what we don’t yet see!
    Blessings, dear friend XX

  3. says

    Perfect words for reflection on a quiet Sunday at home fighting a cold. And just moments before there was the sweet song of a bird so close by I thought for a moment one had somehow gotten in only to find that he was perched upon my window peering at me! A gift from Him and me thankful that I reserved
    a nook of shadow for the passing bird… Blessings to you, Laura.

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