Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on October 10, 2013 at 12:05 PM
Sometimes the clutter feels more like noise. Cacophony! And it's all too loud for me - little ole me. Still very much like an overwhelmed child, rearing children. And so I light a candle and bring fresh flowers in. Today I am taking a breather, albeit a short one, to fold clothes and place them away in drawers, grocery shop and meal plan for the coming days. And maybe, just maybe, clear away some of our homeschooling things. How delightful the counter tops are when they are quieted down.
But even if I don't get it all done, (do we ever?) I commit to cultivating a few little corners of solitude and silence today. And when we are all together and loud again tonight, it is my prayer that my husband and children will look into these corners and rooms and breath deeply and sense a renewed peace.
But it starts with grabbing hold of one of my many stacks first, and sitting (in the quiet space above) to lean into God and into Grace. This stack has my Bible, falling apart; a book loaned to me by a friend who gets how "unglued" I feel right now; my Bible Study; and my thankfulness journal.
So off I go. God Bless you today.