Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Quieting of My Soul

Late afternoon has always been my favorite part of the day.

The explosion of early routine, 
having surged into mid-morning chores
then escalating into early afternoon
duties and errands,
begins it's sweet decline
as the sun blazes its way further westward.

Suddenly I feel a settling within me;
a Quieting of my Soul.
 Oftentimes this is  
when I pray
or reflect on the day.
Sometimes I read, journal or knit.
Warmer days always find me on
 the porch swing,
as though the shifting sunshine
my name.

This time of day is a time of anticipation for me.
for my loved ones to return to me.
As the sun continues its journey,
they are getting closer.
I hear their voices in my heart...
see their smiles in my soul.
I am waiting.
"Surely I have composed and quieted my soul;
Like a weaned child rests against his mother,
My soul is like a weaned child within me."
Psalm 131:2


  1. Beautiful, Danette! (BIG HUG!)

  2. such a beautiful post! What a blessing to have quiet in the soul.

    1. Thank you Julie... When I read your blog and see pictures of YOU and your family the feeling I get from YOU is... Serenity. You look Serene to me :-)

  3. I have to admit that the end of the day is one of my favorite parts when things start settling down. Lovely post Danette! : )

    1. I love all of the "things" of the day too...
      But there's something about this time of stillness when we can catch our breath and just BE.
      Thank you Kar :-)

  4. A quieting of the soul...I love that. It's very poetic. It's also much needed in the hustle and bustle of every day life. Porch swing and knitting needles sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon.
    xx Beca

    1. We all have a lot of hustle and bustle and so much of it is a Good thing... time spent caring for our family and being with our friends. But we need the Quiet places too. A place to connect with God and remember who we are... and pick up a book, swing on a porch, sip some tea and click some knitting needles.


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