In the Stillness

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. ~ Isaiah 40:28


The cooler weather and occasional rainshowers have tricked the flowers in our yard into blooming once again. After such a hot, dry summer, it's been a blessing to be able to see the butterflies sipping nectar and fluttering among the blossoms. The leaves on the trees are just starting to get the slightest tinge of yellow to them. Hopefully they'll really start changing once the temperature drops a little more.


I've been spending an hour or two outside each afternoon enjoying the loveliness of God's creation. Sometimes I sit on the swing in the garden and read a book, but the last couple of days I've just been sitting and thinking. The stillness has a calming effect in the midst of my busy days. I've been counting the butterflies and thinking of the many ways God shows me His love each day. His understanding is beyond my comprehension.

O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! ~ Psalm 8:9



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Tuesday, October 09, 2007
In the Stillness
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. ~ Isaiah 40:28


The cooler weather and occasional rainshowers have tricked the flowers in our yard into blooming once again. After such a hot, dry summer, it's been a blessing to be able to see the butterflies sipping nectar and fluttering among the blossoms. The leaves on the trees are just starting to get the slightest tinge of yellow to them. Hopefully they'll really start changing once the temperature drops a little more.


I've been spending an hour or two outside each afternoon enjoying the loveliness of God's creation. Sometimes I sit on the swing in the garden and read a book, but the last couple of days I've just been sitting and thinking. The stillness has a calming effect in the midst of my busy days. I've been counting the butterflies and thinking of the many ways God shows me His love each day. His understanding is beyond my comprehension.

O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! ~ Psalm 8:9



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13 Comments:
Blogger JoyFULLWifeMom said...
Lovely pictures!
Chrissy

Blogger Becky said...
I would be right by you on that swing. We could talk ... or not ... and either one would be fine with me. I love the solitude that nature brings.

I feel like I slowed down with you in this post. thanks.

Blogger Becky said...
I just finished The Choice and I really liked it. I like Nicholas Sparks very much.

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. As Becky said I too felt as if I slowed down and was still as I read your post.

~Amy

Blogger Christina said...
Life's simple pleasures...
Thanks for sharing!

Blogger Mommy said...
Beautiful butterfly. We saw a butterfly the other day sipping nectar from our marigolds. The kids really enjoyed that, as they really haven't seen that before.

oh I love the scriptures and the pictures and the thoughts that you have shared...
Deby

Blogger Mrs. Darling said...
It sounds so lovely! I need to find time to be still.

Beautiful photos. With three young children, etc. I don't get (or maybe that's take...) enough time to just be quiet. It's amazing what we hear when we're still.

Blogger nannykim said...
I love doing what you mentioned, but it has been too hot, too mesquitoey ;-) (yup I can't spell), and two many red ants. But the cooler weather is supposed to arrive Thursday!

Blogger LeadingThemToHim said...
What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing that.

And what beautiful pictures too!

God bless!
~Chelsie (from VUH)

Blogger Sonya said...
Great photos. I've been sitting quietly the past few weeks. I always enjoy doing so as I have time to reflect on all of God's goodness to my family.

Blogger Jen in Budapest said...
I love being outside and near things God has created. My favorite place here in Budapest is Margaret Island. It's in the middle of the Danube river and connects Buda to Pest. It's huge and full of incredible foilage. Also, there is a running path next to the water. It's great. Lots of park benches and places to stop and take in the scenery. There's something about being in the middle of a busy life, a busy city, a busy day and slowing down to take in the sights around you. Thank God for these moments of reprieve.

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