I’ve known several people who would say that a pastime is what helps them keep it together—something they can spend time on to calm their nerves, remove them from a tumultuous world, and engage their passions.
—©2016 Sam L. Greening, Jr.
- Psalm 126:1.
- Colossians 1:17.
- Psalm 86:11.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954), p. 54.
- Based on Isaiah 12:2. This illustration is actually based on a sermon preached by Charles Spurgeon the evening of May 28, 1882 at Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. Read it here.
- The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, A New Zealand Prayer Book (1989), collect for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost.
- John 15:15-16.