Friday, May 13, 2011

"Blue Skies Smiling at Me"

This is what I woke up to yesterday....



And today I hiked up to the rock behind my house that I use as my own personal sanctuary and this is what I got to bask in...




I cannot begin to tell you how quiet this rock was this morning. I heard woodpeckers, chipmunks, and every other living creature you can think of.  I could see every airplane overhead because there was not a cloud in the sky. Solitude takes practice. It's a discipline for me to sit in quiet alone with my thoughts and alone with my Lord. I try to do this atleast once a month and it refreshes me to face another month. I pray about every relationship in my life and evaluate how the heck I'm doing from my marriage to motherhood to mentoring.  I do not hear an audible voice from God, but He speaks to my heart through His creation and through this stillness.  After about an hour, I started then having visions of a mountain lion attacking me in my sanctuary, so I decided I was refreshed. Find your sanctuary this week and sit in total quiet.  I know you too will be refreshed!

4 comments:

The Barker Family Blog said...

OH how I wish I could be sitting next to you on that rock. Probably wouldn't be great for solitude, even if we tried really hard. Love you! xo

Aly said...

I'm so glad you have a place for quiet..and i also love the picture of your feet with the view haha.. i love reading these bc i just get little tastes of brooke and it makes me happy! ;)

Heidi said...

I sure do miss those quiet ranch spots. They are hard to find now unfortunately. Miss you!!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

this sounds like a little slice of heaven

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