Searching for some brain space and quiet


The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
Anne Frank

Last night, Sarah and I sat on the couch and dreamed of places remote where we could go away to the quiet–to be still for hours and hours to ponder life and to just be. How lovely such an escape would be–I chose the ocean and she the mountains–but both would be secluded and quiet.

I have had so little brain space lately as it has all been filled with people, activity, duties and chores.

But God has put on my heart to attempt to be a Mary for a while, hidden away, even for just a bit.

And so today, that is where I will be at least part of the day–hidden and not answering phones or looking at the internet–but just away to empty some of my brain again so I will have a little more time to think and just be.

Peace of the Lord to you all.

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  1. says

    I just have to stand on my front porch and look at the red barn on my neighbor’s Christmas tree farm. This time of year it is filled with families laughing as they search for the perfect tree… not quiet but full of joy.

    If I could be anyplace right now? I’d love to be in Colonial Williamsburg as it is decorated for Christmas in the 18th century style. It would be a vacation back in time. Then after I’ve absorbed the peace of a couple alone days, I’d want my husband, kids, and grandchildren with me. ;)

  2. says

    I am stepping away tomorrow and SO excited about it! Heading further into the mountains, a walk by the lake, time with friends. Yippee!
    I hope you have a blessed day.

  3. Rachel says

    Do you have any suggestions for ways that a young mother can accomplish this same (and very necessary) pause in time? With my little one in constant need and household chores that pile sky high in a flash, not to mention the time involved to not neglect my hubby, where and how can Mommy take a time out? Plus, we just moved to an unknown area with no family for physical support/babysitting. I’d be grateful for any suggestions!

  4. says

    Go and rest! Thank you so much, again for your life giving words. If I could be any where? It would be walking a pathway somewhere in England.

  5. Selins says

    Praying that today would be a time of refreshing for your heart, Sally. I would like to thank you also for the “life giving words” that you continually share with us. :)

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