For the sublime and the beautiful and the interesting,

you don’t have to look far away, you have to know how to see.

–Hedda Sterne


Even on the best of days, life can feel like a constant rush to finish the to-do list before collapsing into bed.

The days fly by, and sometimes I’m left wanting.  I want a life aware of deeper rhythms, receptive to everyday beauty.

Wonder–our capacity for delight–opens us to the possibility of beauty and grace.

In her book Poemcrazy, Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge says that,

“it’s impossible to teach anyone to write a poem.  But we can set up circumstances in which poems are likely to happen.”

Join me this month as we explore the circumstances that make wonder likely happen.

These simple practices sustain a heart tuned to sing praise.



Sabbath Rest :: Keri Smith

Foundational Habits




Keeping Sabbath

A Sabbath Project

Sabbath Rest

Create a Container

One Sentence Journal

Following the Threads

Space Set Apart

Wear Something

Take a Class

Sabbath Rest

Read a Book

Read a Poem


Take a Walk

Poetry Friday

Track a Color

Sabbath Rest

Take Photographs

Make a Collection



Reverence and Gratitude

Spiritual Sustenance

Sabbath Rest

Next Steps