In this month's essay, Writer Duck, Victoria Patterson remembers her childrens' formative days, when church became a haven. But unlike those who came to church for a spiritual connection, Patterson used the break provided by the church daycare for a different kind of spiritual practice: writing.
She writes, "Writing, for me, is akin to prayer and meditation -- necessary for a spiritual life, a means not only by which I find my way, but also decipher which direction to take."
How do you carve out much-needed personal time, away from daily responsibilities? What activities do you turn to during those private moments?