Burst Into You.

Dear friends, This is the time of year I take a few weeks off to recharge my art and poetry soul. It’s my summertime Sabbath for the next few weeks. I’ll be back the 2nd or 3rd week in August with new offerings. As always, thank you for your readership and engagement. Much love, Ally “If you cling to your life, you will lose it, and if you let your life go, you will save it.” Luke 17:33 NLT There is nothing more I desire than for you to burst into yourself. into who you are. I hear you talk…

Rest Your Neighbor (As Yourself)

“Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Work six days and do everything you need to do. But the seventh day is a Sabbath to God, your God. Don’t do any work—not you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your servant, nor your maid, nor your animals, not even the foreign guest visiting in your town. For in six days God made Heaven, Earth, and sea, and everything in them; he rested on the seventh day. Therefore God blessed the Sabbath day; he set it apart as a holy day.” – Exodus 20:8-11 MSG No, we aren’t in…

A Cure For Existing on Fumes

“For in six days God made Heaven, Earth, and sea, and everything in them; he rested on the seventh day. Therefore God blessed the Sabbath day; he set it apart as a holy day.” Exodus 20:9-11 MSG “And maybe that it is what the Sabbath is meant to do for us: Six days a week we wrestle with the world, wringing profit from the earth; on the Sabbath we especially care for the seed of eternity planted in the soul. The world has our hands, but our soul belongs to Someone else.” – Abraham Heschel, The Sabbath Yes, friend. Go…

Weekly Refreshment? (Come on, who has time for that…)

“It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.” – Exodus 31:17 The hinge, I call her. She, the one who links God with people. She, the one who welcomes the weary. She, the one who bridges the gap. You may know her by another name: Sabbath. Yes, Sabbath, the lengthiest commandment, number four, the one who urges us to still ourselves with a Loving God. Yet, she, the ancient one, forgotten about in most circles….