“Quietness is the classroom where you learn to hear (My) God’s voice”
I’ve had precious few days of quietness this year.
My mind has been full of plans and changes and moving and remodeling.
At some point I realized that if I shrouded myself in quiet for more than a few minutes, worries fast and angry, shot through my thoughts bringing with them anxiety that would take me hours to outrun.
So I kept books playing on the computer or the iPod as I did my projects.
Sometimes, HGTV in the background…white noise.
But I’m not a white-noise kind of person. I crave quiet, my soul thirsts for silence.
Now it’s autumn.The Husband and I have talked for months about slowing down during the holidays, which for our family, start with our Fall Party…which was last Saturday.
I have a few ideas that I pray will help…
More ‘quiet’ in my morning quiet time…
A play list of my favorite calming music…I have a David Nevue station on my Pandora Radio that I love-(David Nevue is the artist Ann Voskamp had playing on her blog)
Walks outside with Ollie-the-pup…the simplicity of taking a morning walk clears my mind like nothing else…
Pausing in the middle of the day to quiet my heart and whisper a prayer…(I’m going to set an alarm on my phone)
Date nights with The Husband that don’t include The Home Depot…(at least until January 🙂 )
I’m asking the Creator of all things to give me some other ideas, have you got an idea for me as I ease into the last months of 2012 and become reacquainted with my old friend Quiet?