Called to Rest

No question, one of the best things about living in Alaska is the outdoors.

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer.  Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Eklutna Lake by Susan Halvor

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take
between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.

–Etty Hillesum

Eagle River Nature Center by Susan Halvor

Rest well, play hard, and pay attention to the beauty that surrounds you. That’s what I’m doing. And get ready, because Pride Week is almost here.

Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Pride!

About the author: Susan is a Lutheran (ELCA) pastor, serving as a hospital chaplain, and has mostly gotten used to being the “lesbian poster child” in her church. She finds the Sacred all kinds of places — in the mountains, in church, at a hospital bedside, in the midst of a heartfelt conversation, running along the coastal trail, in music that makes her cry and stories that make her laugh.

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