Tag: calm

“I need to do my devotions before I go crazy,” I say more to myself than to my ten-year-old. “Why?” he asks. “Because my perspective changes.” Opening my journal and devotionals shuts out the overwhelming clutter of rearranged schedules and ransacked well-being. God soothes away knots of unresolved tension when I succumb to His gentle […]

Mark 4:39 NKJV Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.   Isaiah 30:15 NIV This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation,     in quietness and […]

Ecclesiastes 10:4b NIV Calmness can lay great offenses to rest.   Psalm 46:10a NIV “Be still, and know that I am God….”   “Learn to take minibreaks from the world, finding a place to be still in My Presence and listen to my voice.” from Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence   Matthew […]

…my mom. She is the epitome of organization, efficiency, and calm. She knows when to speak and when to listen. Her hostess skills make all feel at home. Her patience puts Job to shame. My favorite times with her are when we visit about books while knitting and drinking coffee. When my kids tell me they […]