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“…what finally matters is that our hearts become like quiet cells where God can dwell, wherever we go and whatever we do.”  Henri Nouwen

When indeed I can quiet myself that deeply, somehow, from somewhere, peace sings and I can feel a deep love for all of Creation.

amaya_family_cabins, osa_peninsula, Costa_Rica_beaches

amaya_family_cabins,  corcovado_national_park

In God alone my soul finds peace. Spray Park and Mt Rainier

I realize as I am hiking on the trail, through incredible scenery and sometimes dull scenery, that only God provides rest and peace.  As I shed the noise and the distractions, as I my mind slows down from the busy thoughts of the “to do list” at home, I relax and open my mind to the created world around me and the Creator. I am no longer separate or isolated.  I am, once again, close to the Source of all being.

Calliope hummingbird

Spray Park, Mt Rainier

For God alone my soul in silence waits

This week, I have held the first line of Psalm 62 in my mind. I have read different translations, but this one resonates deepest with me. Thousands of years ago, this writer recognized three things:  he had a soul, only God could fill it, and his soul needed silence. Today, it is so easy to get wrapped up in filling ourselves with things that don’t matter; that only create “noise” in our souls, and separate us from God.

And so I try each day to begin with the Bible and commentary; with prayer and with quiet music.  Some mornings are better than others, but this fundamental spiritual discipline provides an anchoring reference point for the rest of the day. It is the foundation for the awareness of God that Chambers describes:
“Keep your life so constantly in touch with God that His surprising power can break through at any point. Live in a constant state of expectancy and leave room for God to come in as He decides.”  Oswald Chambers, “My Utmost for His Highest”
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Three Sisters Beach

Three Sisters Beach