Friday, August 20, 2010

Unexpected Silence

This process of settling has been a long, arduous one! It is made a wee bit more challenging due to the absence of, or inconsistencies with computers & internet services. Thus, I'm benched again; and quite eager to return to cyberspace with regularity.

That said, let me tell you: I've relished the silences. I am reminded how surreptitious and invasive is the TV, cell phone, computer & social networking sites - all good things, but good things kept in proper perspective.

Too, hubby's been away this week with business travel, and I've contented myself to stay near home. It's allowed for some wonderful, restful moments; moments that have given way to many, many thoughts, insights, and - most importantly - time in God's presence. I've also made tremendous headway in making our condo a home.

Now I'm off to find my painting clothes and grip another of the opportunities before me, in the silence.

Love to all ...

14 comments:

Rebecca said...

You're in a GOOD (silence) place! Savor it and protected it. Your experience and observations ABOUT it go hand-in-hand with the sermon my husband is preaching Sunday in his Christian family series -- the challenge of negative media influences in the home (both the time spent, the dangerous content, and yes, even the noise).

Diana said...

I'm sure your condo is awesome! Enjoy your time in silence.

Lou said...

I feel the same way sometimes. Feeling like I need to get off this computer already this morning and start my day.

Glad you enjoyed the silence. Now enjoy the weekend! :)

Love, Lou

Beth E. said...

As I've stated before, I enjoy silence...I don't watch much TV, I only occasionally listen to music.

Though we miss our sons dearly when they are away at school, I must confess that hubby and I have learned to enjoy the peace and quiet we've found as empty-nesters!

Blessings to you, sweet Sassy...

Debbie said...

Those times of silence can be wonderful! As you know I had my time in Flagstaff and the Lord spoke to my heart in so many ways during that time. I still haven't finished blogging about all I learned and my silent time was only a few days.

Enjoy this time well spent. I know you will make this place a home.

Love you,
Debbie

KelliGirl said...

Kathleen,
You're certainly on a grand adventure! Looks like your trip to Bitterroot was fantastic! The are filled with joy and the beauty of God's creation.
I understand the bliss of the quiet. I hope it spurs you on to tackle to settling in that awaits. Happy painting and unpacking!

Blessings and prayers,
Kelli

Just a little something from Judy said...

Time alone and in the quiet, a rare commodity in my life right now, but when it happens I am so grateful. I look forward to you sharing the insights and blessings you received during this time set aside just for you. I'd come and help you paint if I lived closer:)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Have a blessed time! Enjoy!!!

Sonja said...

I hope you enjoy every single minute of this 'quieter' time! I have a hunch it will all get rolling again soon, and probably this break will have refreshed you and prepared you for the 'more' that's surely coming!

Hugs!

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Those times with Christ alone are the most rewarding, relaxing and it seems HE leads us in ways we would never expect.
God bless you, my sweet friend.
Blessings,
Bren

skoots1mom said...

wondering what He'll say in the silence...
He's so creative ;)

Andrea said...

Enjoy every minute of your quiet time. You greatly deserve it, and I am sure you appreciate some time to rest after the move, though you still have much to do.

We are still settling in. It does take time, doesn't it??? I am trying to be more patient with the process. Not easy.

Kathleen, you are so encouraging, and I appreciate your godly voice of love and wisdom.

Andrea

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Missed you! Look forward to your return.

Settling in is an exhausting project and I hope you'll soon be comfortable in your new condo.

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

I think all of us at some time or another realizes we need quietness....maybe for different reasons....

I've always loved "noise"....not loud obnoxious noise...yet there are times I just want to be alone, no tv, etc and just enjoy the quietness...I feel that way to a certain degree when we go camping....before the crowd gets there...we have not tv, radio, etc. and it's just nice!!

~Beth