"Let us have a quiet hour . . ."
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Stillness. Solitude. The whisper of the early morning light or the beckoning of the late hour of the evening. It's just nice to find a special time and a simple, solemn spot where we can escape the hectic pace of our day. It's a place to unwind, to find inspiration, and to spend some time with God, to meditate, pray, or search our hearts and minds.
We all need a special time and a special place to be alone and gather our thoughts. I've managed to carve out a few areas in my home where I can find that spot of solitude. Sometimes it's a corner chair in our family room, a little nook in our bedroom, or the breakfast table in our kitchen. The importance lies not in the place, but in the comfort and the refreshment of a few moments well-spent.
Often, I curl up on my sofa and read my Bible. Sometimes, I sit in a chair by the fire and read, and I have been known to sit at my kitchen table and write. Whatever I do, I find comfort in God's word, in hearing His voice; or, I find relaxation with some poetry, a magazine, or a novel. The quiet time leaves me rested. It gives me moorings to live my life. It's a blessing that creates a sure foundation. I have learned a lot about myself and gained much spiritually by taking some time for God and finding some moments for solitude.
I want to inspire you today to create a spot of solitude, a place where you can find blessed, simple moments for yourself and your Creator. It's not only a gift for yourself, but also it's a sacrifice to God and a gift for everyone you love.
Here are a few examples of quiet places . . .
What a beautiful room! Picture is from Waverly Inspirations
Truly a woman's hideaway - from Victoria magazine, January 1998
A simple spot in a bedroom - from House Beautiful Slipcovers
A nice nook for reading - Picture is from Victoria Romantic Window Style
I can't wait for spring! Picture is from Cottage Retreats
Please feel free to share comments! God bless!