➕Lent begins today. It is my favourite time of the year, not only because it coincides with the beginning of my favourite season (Autumn) but because it reminds me to slow down, to carve out sacred space for my inner life - for choosing contemplation over distraction, kindness over criticism, thanksgiving over worry... The older I get, the less I want to draw a rigid fast of stuff or vices. Something to proclaim or feel smug about. The more I just want to dwell - to make my home in - the true vine, the good shepherd, the door, the bread of life, the light of the world, the I am, the way; the God of creativity and passion and grace and mystery and mercy - the more I want to dwell in love..
ABOUT the author
Emily Clare Sims is a farmer and mama to three young boys. Each day she looks for ways to notice beauty, contemplate her faith and savour the seasons...