Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Blank Spaces to Create Sanctuary

Creating sanctuary has been important to me for years. It's the thing a woman longs for, has the ability to do and if understood - will have potential to influence the two generations beneath her.

To me, creating sanctuary is about bringing order and beauty to spaces and places where peace and life and hope do not yet exist. It's about bringing the calm to the storm.

I desire to create that sanctuary so that my husband, children, grandchildren, friends and guest breathe a little deeper, feel the freedom to sigh and then in a moment of mercy, know that God is for them and has nothing but good, eternal purposes for Him.

Sanctuary is something that has been God-breathed - God-God touched.

The idea to create sanctuary began a few years in my home and then a year and half ago creativity moved to the outdoors.

Michael and I began to garden February 2008 and that decision has forever changed our lives. Just this morning I counted 36 tomato plants, tons of arugula, turnips, beets, radishes, bok choy, fennel, swiss chard, kale, cosmos, basil, purple beans, bush beans, broccoli, onions, butternut squash, chervil, cilantro, dill, and more . . .

One of the ways I create sanctuary in our garden is to weave pops of color in and throughout my garden.

And, now a change has come for Michael and I. Change is the one thing constant in life. We are moving - leaving the space and place that's been 'home' for the past ten years. Leaving the home I love and have lived in for ten years has not been an easy decision to make, but after much prayer we know it's the right thing and it's a God thing.

Here, I will create sanctuary - both inside and out. As I look at the piece of dirt above - it is not just dirt - but a blank space - a canvas of God sized proportions to create, to grow, to point heaven-ward for the weary and parched soul.

I am excited. There are endless possibilities on this blank canvas - of which I must and will - and get to create sanctuary, and I'm also excited to share it with you - the inside of the home and the outside as it unfolds into sanctuary.

In all this, attitude toward today, tomorrow and this life are what matters most. How have you, today, considered the space and place around you to be sanctuary?



13 comments:

  1. Your current place is lovely, definitely sanctuary. Mostly because of God's presence and the beautiful people who reside there. :) I'm sure that your new place will grow to be just as lovely. I'm excited for you!

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  2. I cannot wait to see what you do to this blank canvas... I'm sure it will be FAB!

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  3. Exciting! I look forward to keeping up:)

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  4. What an adventure! I can't wait to see how you carve a garden paradise from this land.

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  5. Inspiring post, Lylah. Are you saying that you're moving? To where? Are you building?

    hugs to you.

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