Praise the Lord…

I had just put up my blog post tonight and was about to launch into checking out yours as it is my habit to do, when my daughter texted that my oldest grandson was missing. He had gone out skateboarding hours before and was still not home. So she was asking us to pray, and through buckets of tears I did. A missing child is any kind of parents worst nightmare. The good news is that, thank you Jesus, they have found him. I don’t know the details yet and may not until tomorrow as they were having a party at their house this evening. Though, I’m greatly relieved and prayerfully grateful, it has shaken me so that I can’t focus. So please forgive me for not being able to check out your posts tonight. Love, Natalie

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Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. ~1 Chronicles 29:13 ✝

1140. I tried to discover, in the rumor of forests and waves, words that other men could not hear, and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation of their harmony. ~Gustave Flaubert

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You can listen to silence, Reuven.
I’ve begun to realize that you can
listen to silence and learn from it.
It has a quality and a dimension all its own.
It talks to me sometimes.
I feel myself alive in it.
It talks. And I can hear it.

You have to want to listen to it,
and then you can hear it.
It has a strange, beautiful texture.
It doesn’t always talk.
Sometimes – sometimes it cries,
and you can hear the pain of the world in it.
It hurts to listen to it then. But you have to.
~From THE CHOSEN by Chaim Potok

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Be still and listen to the rhythm of your beating heart.

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Be still and feel the in and out movement of your breath.

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Be still and find the peace at the center of your being.

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Be still and seek the presence of your inner child.

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Be still and remember childhood’s simple pleasures.

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Be still and recall the unadulterated innocence of a child

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Be still and let joy now bubble up from gratitude for the gift of life.

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And finally in the silence of your thankfulness be still and listen so that you hear the Lord calling you by name.

Be still, and know that I am God… ~Excerpt from Psalm 46:10  ✝

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