Friday, April 04, 2008
Mitten Strings for God - Chapter 4
Book study with Dawn from By Sun and Candlelight...
Chapter 4 - Quiet
Wow, I guess to have peace, you must have quiet too huh?
These chapters seem so intertwined in my mind.
One of my favorite verses and the main character trait I am working on with Emily is...
"And let not your adornment be merely external - braiding of hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God." 1 Peter 3:3-4
To be able to quiet your self is such a lady-like quality. It's still hard for me at times, but so well worth the effort.
Here's one of my favorite quotes from this chapter...
"In each day there are long stretches of quiet. I often cook, garden, write and read in silence. Our boys draw, paint, do puzzles and projects - in silence. Before we flick on the car radio or the DC player, we stop long enough to think: Do we want to exchange this quiet for sound?"
What do I hear right now in my house? Cars riding by in the distance, Emily with the hiccups, water dripping in my bathroom (guess I should check on that one!!) :-) , Troy coming in from taking Elmo out.
Do you strive to have some quiet?