Monday, November 22, 2010

day 22

So I may have missed a few in there somewhere... oh well. :)
Today I'm thankful for the few quiet moments I got Saturday morning... 
time to sit and think and pray and wait. 
This end of pregnancy-ness overtaking me doesn't allow for much sleep, so when I woke hours before our planned wake up time on our 'retreat', I just went and sat outside by myself...
and it was perfect.
It's good to do... especially in the midst of all this busyness.. to have the time, make the time to just be still.
The warmer-than-normal fall morning combined with the pristine lake water and perfect, still fog only added to my time.
It was good to sit and pray for my marriage, for my role as wife, for our ministry, our unity, our role as parents. It was good to pray for my friends' marriages. To just talk to the Lord. and then to sit. And be still. Wait.
Over and over and over again Jordan and I have been hearing the same message: Be people of prayer. Be people who pray. People who wait. Make the time, carve out the time, do it however you can... but be people of prayer.
And so I sat. And prayed. And waited.
And it was good. 
So so good.
Be still and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
(psalm 46:10)

I'm thankful for a lot involving this weekend, but being thrown back into a busy Monday made me so grateful for those few alone.. really alone.. moments I got, that sweet time I was able to have.

(Also in case you're wondering- these pictures were all taken with my new 35mm lens, and were not edited or modified in anyway. Those first few weren't converted to black and white- just the lack of color of the leaf-less trees combined with the thick fog.. and the way I took the picture.)


  1. Beautiful pictures! And a beautiful reminder to pray and be still :)

  2. How wonderful that you got to have such a refreshing time.

    And I didn't notice until you said something that they weren't black and white photos. Funny how fog does that.

  3. Loved everything about this post! The message, the photos, the photos, oh and the photos...they were pretty amazing!


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