HYGGE (“heu-gah”)

The art of building sanctuary and community, of inviting closeness and paying attention to what makes us feel open hearted and alive. To create well-being, connection and warmth. A feeling of belonging to the moment and to each other. Celebrating the everyday.”

definition from http://hygge.co/definition-of-hygge/

I come from a Danish background, and one of my favorite memories of my grandparents was sitting at their table, enjoying a meal or a game of cards together.

  • Unhurried, unrushed.
  • Simple food, simply served with love.
  • All welcome.
  • Fully present, enjoying the moment.
  • Quiet without worrying when no one felt like talking, laughter without holding back.

These are some of the most precious moments in my life, and I am so grateful to my grandparents for teaching me this concept through the day to day sharing of their lives.

When I met Jesus, I had been caught up in the rat race of working full time, and was burned out to the point of exhaustion.

With a breath of fresh air, Holy Spirit entered, bringing an increased desire for hygge.

For Hygge is really the invitation to come to our Father, sit beside Jesus and be filled with Holy Spirit.

We are welcome to draw near at any time, as Jesus constantly reminds us to come. To the table where we can feast as ones who belong. Into the loving arms of our Father, which are always outstretched and ready to embrace us.

We are invited by the way of the cross right into the sanctuary of heaven to discover hygge has always been ours! We can live with renewed love, passion, energy and purpose when we allow Holy Spirit to guide and fill us.


  • When we discover we belong.
  • Where we can simply come and be ourselves. 
  • Be His. 
  • Be loved.
  • In His Presence.

#sharingHope #hopefortheharddays

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