Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sanctuary....

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again
~Sarah Breathnach




This has been a different kind of day for me.... I can't tell you when was the last time that I was home alone. I mean really alone, no one here, no one on the phone...just quiet.....

We received some more bad news about my hubby's health today, and frankly I needed the alone time. As I said in an earlier post, when I sense changes coming in our lives, I long for home time and to "nest". So this day marked a time for change for me and for reworking my priorities....



Such as spending some time on the back deck with a cup of coffee....breathing in the view. Taking time to be grateful for the quiet.....and to really look at the intricate picture of nature that God hand painted just for me.



To listen to the quiet hum around the house as all the appliances were set into motion, getting order into my day.


And finally this evening to end the day in a relaxing tub...taking the time to count my blessings. Even in the face of the "bad stuff".....there are still so many things that we can be grateful for. If we focus on those gratitudes...it allows us to put everything in it's proper perspective. And further...if we can pry our fingers off of what is going on in our lives and place it in the hand of the One who is in charge anyway ..... That is when the miraculous can take place.

As the song says....sometimes He calms the storm, other times He calms His child.

Hugs,
Debbie

5 comments:

  1. Good morning, Debbie - I came here from Vee's blog. I automatically felt you could be a friend - all my mother's people are from Chattanooga and we have been up there visiting several times during my childhood and adulthood. I love Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mtns and Rock City!!! I could SOOO live there very happily!

    Your heart sounds heavy, and so I just wanted to encourage you and say a little prayer for you and your family. I love that song "Sometimes He Calms the Storm" and was delighted to find it on your music thingie. I cling to that promise during hard times. I hope that you have a better day. I'm glad you had some alone time - to pray, reflect on your blessings, and look inward and be with God. I'm hoping you find comfort, and that things, whatever they are, take a turn for the better with your dear husband. A big hug from a Texas girl to you - Vickie

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  2. Anonymous7:00 PM

    Deb, I am so sorry you have had more bad news. I think about you and your family often. I do love your blog... your insights have always inspired me. Thoughts and prayers, my friend...

    Ellen

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  3. Hi, Debbie!

    I'm so sorry to hear that your husband isn't doing well. I'll be praying for both of you!

    Big Hugs!
    Ruth Ann

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  4. Alone time is so necessary and so hard to get..
    praying for you.

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  5. Oh, I am sorry that you are also in unsettling times. It is good to know that wherever we are going, the Lord is leading us through. You and your dh will be in my prayers. I know that we serve a God who heals.

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