Pursuing Otium Sanctum

Helping you enjoy God through Gospel-saturated words

New Devotional Ebook


I’m so Glad You’re Here.

I’m Cara Ray - mom to four amazing kids, wife to my best friend for 24 years, Christ-follower, grace-clinger, and a later-in-life blogger.

Even with one child off to college, I’m still in the trenches of raising children, running a home business, pursuing my dream to write, and trying to help with sixth-grade Algebra.

In the throes of changing life seasons, It's easy to let the cares of the day consume me.

There’s a gem of a Latin phrase that encompasses my heart's longing for rest, Otium Sanctum, or ‘holy leisure’.

If you want to live your life with faith and fortitude you’re in the right place.

This pursuit of holy leisure beckons us to discover the abundant life that awaits.

I hope you'll join me!


Otium Sanctum


The practice of enjoying God by seeing his beauty, goodness, and grace through the study of his Word, whereby we find rest for our thirsty souls.

Give Me All the Soul Encouragement!

Send me Cara’s best practical advice and biblical wisdom to help me keep on keepin’ on.

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