Madalena Manuel Simão (Luanda, Angola)
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When you are disturbed . . . ponder it on your beds, and be silent. . . . I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety. - Psalm 4:4, 8 (NRSV)
Many years ago I took my children to study in South Africa because my country was consumed by war. I found them a place to stay and found a pastor who would give them spiritual support. A few years later, when I went back to visit my children, I found...
"When I became a parent, I struggled to find God within the chaotic world where I now lived. I was used to contemplative prayer, to silence and service and listening for God’s still, small voice in quiet, hidden spaces. Suddenly none of my life felt quiet or hidden – it was all loud, messy, and exposed." Discover more.