Hello my friends, I've almost let the week get away without posting. It's not that I don't have anything to say, it's just that I've been hearing the Lord speaking to my heart to be quiet. I do find peace in the quietness. I had a friend from church visit me recently. She stopped by to see me after I returned from the hospital. We visited a bit, then she began to look around my living room. Her eyes got big as she asked, Where is your television? I replied, I don't watch television. She repeated my answer almost with a face of shock. For years the television was a constant noise maker in my life. My husband's favorite thing to do was watch the television. He would sit and watch it all day and night at times. I might add the programs he chose to watch were not always favorable. He also liked to watch it with the volume up loud , so very much noise. Sometimes he would even demand that I sit with him and watch it too.
So now days the television is no longer a nuisance in my home, but something that I have to entertain me if I choose to watch it. You see I do own a very small 9 inch TV with a built in DVD player. I watch choice movies on it in my bedroom when I so desire. This same friend asked me the next Sunday at church, Don't you ever get bored? I replied, No, hardly ever. She said what to you do. I answered, I crochet, I read, I blog, I piddle around the house. Yes, I am in a different season of my life, but to be perfectly honest, I've always enjoyed being home. I was mostly a stay at home mother and I take pride in that fact, although I did work outside the home as well. And there is certainly nothing wrong with that as at times it becomes necessary.
I find myself rambling on now, although to say.....some noise is wonderful. Children laughing, beautiful music and singing, a bird's song, church bells ( they are played hourly in our little town ) even the sound of a quiet thunder I find soothing at times. It's the pointless noise that is the loudest in my ears. Do you agree? I am learning to live a quiet life! And embracing it whole heartedly ♡
It'seems that God speaks to us the most when we are the quietest, that is how it seems to me anyway. Blessings to all, Shelley