We come alongside people when something profound has happened and offer hope. In an age where nothing seems predictable, let alone tranquil, yearnings for internal stillness and confident composure is the longing of too many hearts. It’s what we want. Today’s fantasy is not about status symbols or exotic locales, but more akin to serenity in the face of unrelenting pressure and disturbance.
Finding an untroubled oasis while physical events propel us into deeper waters of chaos seems unreachable but necessary to our emotional and spiritual survival. Year after year, season after season, many hope for renewal. Yet we seem to hear more of trauma, tragedy, and struggle.
Still Life requires a new vision, a lens to see differently. Learn for yourself that it’s possible to create a life apart from agitation, anxiety, or intensity. Take the detour to another place. Come gather strength and resolve, leaving helplessness and distress far behind.
Author Beth Weikel took up the challenge to create a sense of wholeness, a place of grace for one calendar year regardless of personal or peripheral issues swirling on the horizon. The experiment gained momentum as God’s wisdom and encouragement were applied week in and week out. Something new happened in the ebb and flow of experience.
A beautiful devotion forged amid dark and uncertain times, Still Life, Finding Calm in a Chaotic World contains in-depth spiritual content which could also serve as a Bible study. I will definitely recommend it to my friends. — Gloria Penwell, AMG publishers