Slow Down

Slow Down

I'm hearing on repeat the call to sabbath, a slow - down - and - take - care. I'm regularly sharing the message too, because there are some I love who leave little margin for rest. 

How well do you factor in the need for rest? Is it a weekly priority? Do you even intentionally seek the opportunity each day? 

God ordains rest for us; therefore, it is holy. I believe God grants us the room for rest because he knows it's the prescription for wholeness.

Recently, I took the long way home when I was out on some errands. To drive interstate would have shaved fifteen minutes from my commute, but I chose the historic parkway route- the route with little opportunity to pass a slow driver, but plenty of wide open vistas of sparkling blue waters. I put the windows down and opened the sunroof. I had a sabbath-like experience on the road, and I was thankful for it! To top it off, I pulled off at a roadside parking lot and visited the sandy shoreline in search of small pieces of driftwood. It was a good time of scavenging.

I love being a part of a community that offers time and space for people to see and do something different, and to experience a bit of rest along with a ton of inspiration. The weekly gatherings at Old Beach Art & Eco Market in Virginia Beach continue throughout October. With the change of seasons comes a new array of handcrafted goodness. Come and spend some valued time with the artisans and the growers who set up across the street at the farmers market. And just to prove a point, I'm designing new bouquets for the Boho Reed Diffuser, as you see pictured here.

Looking ahead to next month, I would love to see you at a very special event hosted by The Industrial Cottage. Saturday, November 6 marks their launch into the holiday season, and I've been invited to participate as a pop-up shop! The inventory I'm bringing with me is unique to this event, so do not miss it! But the entire store is a wonderful shopping experience, if you're into home furnishings and decor. We hope to inspire you as you browse the rooms and pop-ups. 

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