Still the Sea

celebrating faith, beauty and wholeness



“Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.” - Maya Angelou


    A Challenge to Rest

    I’ve been going nonstop. From consults and projects at work to birthday parties to connecting with friends to fulfilling commitments in the community, my days have been full. Don’t get me wrong, I love everything I am doing. It’s just lately I sense I am spreading myself thin. My mind, heart and body have been pouring out to the point of exhaustion. I feel a bit stretched. When I feel this way, my body begins to shut down. I get a little cranky. I have a hard time engaging and staying focused.  I get hungry …


    Eating with Intention

    Last weekend, a few of my best girlfriends (aren’t my friends stunning?!) surprised me with a beach trip to celebrate my birthday. It was perfect. From the crystal blue-green colors of the Gulf to the deep conversations, every moment was perfect. What made the whole trip so perfect? Being in the presence of women who live intentionally. We fully enjoyed baking our pasty white, winter skin in the sun just as much as talking about relationship and career challenges. We took in the the beauty of the sea as much as we took in the …


    How to Love Yourself Well

    Do I love well? I have been challenged with this thought lately: “He who does not love abides in death” (taken from the Bible in 1 John 3:14). If I believe love saves and sustains us, then I would be compelled to love well everyday to everyone and everything. So I ask myself, “Do I love people through not only my words, but my actions? Do I love nature by treating it kindly? Do I love myself by giving my spirit and soul solitude and my body nourishment? What does loving well look like in …