I have been thinking about self care recently, and challenged by two of my children to take care of myself…

Pondering that I reflect on some words from Sarah Beesey, from her book, “Miracles and other reasonable things”:

“What I need now in this season of my life is radical self-care. Self comfort numbs, weakens and hides us, it can be soporific. Self care awakens, strengthens and emboldens us to rise.

Self comfort won’t heal or help me, only the path of true self care will help me to create shalom within myself.”

Shalom is more than peace, rather it is an active wholeness that participates in the coming of the kin-dom of God…

So I pray;

Help me to seek shalom

Deep within,

To find in the depths

Beyond the deepest shadows

A spark, a flame,

Lifes deepest essence brought to life…

Not holding back but daring to defend

Down into the mud and mire of my being…

Embracing, releasing,

Loving all that I am,

I find myself

In you,

I found me,

Now hidden,

Now set free,

Here I rise…


So I am going to try to figure out how to truly seek shalom, starting with shalom towards and in myself, perhaps that is ultimately what incarnation is all about.

Blackpool beach

About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, 2 lovely granddaughters and a grandson). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off!
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