Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Quiet Time

I find this picture from flickr fascinating. I long to sit at that picnic table and just have quiet time for hours and hours. My life can become so rush rush and so many people are asking me questions day after day. I would love to just go to this secret place and talk to the Lord and read His Word. Doesn't it look peaceful?

Simple Pleasures: Day 3 Piling nice soft comforters on top of each other and crawling under those heavenly covers. I thank the Lord I am able to rest at night and just be quiet.


Strider said...

That's why I go for walks....just to be with the Lord and see what He may see or do. Love that time.

Lavinia said...

Nana, there is such a serenity to this scene, no wonder you would like to step into it. So would I.

Well I don't have people asking me questions all day long, I'm sure if I did, I would get just absolutely frazzled. You have so much patience, its a gift, to be sure. I'm glad you find peace and quiet at night. Those are wonderful, but fleeting moments. I'm one of those people who falls asleep within seconds of my head hitting the pillow.

Hello Mary Lou said...

I understand what you mean by the picture too. It is beautiful.

Devoted said...

Psalm 46:10(a) "Be still and know that I am God." Ten minutes of rest with the Lord is better than ten days at a spa! God bless you, my sister...may you have a peaceful night of rest. Love ya! ~Theresa

Technonana said...

I love my Quiet Times especially in the mornings. Quiet times, and beautifully quiet places!! I'm right there with you Sister!!
Come sit with me on my back porch, it's my favorite quiet place when the morning is new!!
Love You!

God's Girl said...

Oh yes... I would love to jump into that picture with you for a sweet date with the Lord.

They are the best!!!! : )

Lora said...

Hello! Here is the cornbread dressing recipe that I use:

Crockpot Dressing
(from Aunt Oma Lee)
1--8" pan of cornbread
8 slices day-old bread
4 eggs
1 med. onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 1/2 Tbls. sage or poultry seasoning
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 cans chicken broth
cooked chicken or turkey, shredded (if desired)
2 Tbls. butter
Crumble breads together into the crockpot. Add all other ingredients except butter. Mix very well. Dot the top with butter pats. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours OR on low for 4 hours. Makes about 16 (6 oz.) servings. Absolutely delicious!! And cooking the dressing in your crockpot gives you more room in the oven for everything else at Thanksgiving.

It was sooooo delicious tonight and they hardly left me any leftovers-ha! I had to scrape the pot:)

Betsy said...

Solitude is the one thing I crave. I can recharge, clear my mind, and get ready to face 5 men again! That picture is the perfect setting!

Maree said...

Whenever my "nerves" get the best of me, Dick and I head over to the river and just sit and stare at the glistening water, somehow it renews our spirits.

Thanks for the compliments! On my's getting grayer..I get the hairdressers to color the roots dark blonde and bring highlights and lowlights in to create something way better than my natural blah!! Then after I blow dry I use a really good straighening iron to calm the frizzy's...smoke and mirrors!!;-)

Linda said...

What a beautiful picture. Thank you so much for being my friend, you truly are a blessing.

MuseSwings said...

Nothing is calmer than a cool quiet place by the water - pond, lake, sea - doesn't matter.

Sparky ♥ ∞ and Wiregrass Steve said...

I agree, there is something about being next to water that calms the spirit and restores the soul. Very nice picture. Thanks for sharing.
Sparky ♥ ∞

julie king said...

oh, i so agree that this spot looks like a peaceful respite from the chaos of the world! when i go there i plan to take a lunch bag with a sweet golden delicious apple, some sharp cheddar cheese, triscuits and a large jug of sweet tea! it would be heaven!

Judy said...

Simple pleasures...peace and quiet...more time with God...what we all need more of. Thanks for the reminder.

Indian Lake Papa said...

simple pleasures - mama is my simple pleasure, I am so glad she is not complicated!

Knitting Mania said...

Great photo Trish...I love my quiet time too.

Btw...Dustye and I are heading to the matinee tomorrow, she wants to see "Twilight", I'm just now hearing all the hype on this flick. I'll have to give a review after I see it....

Sandy said...

Oh I need a place like that, sorely needed lately....

hope you find the time for peaceful contemplation.

Yaya said...

It's beautiful!