Sunday, June 24, 2012

Contemplative Hour at Home

"How can a single weekly hour of church, helpful as it may be, counteract the many daily hours of distraction that surround us?  If we had our contemplative hour at home we might be readier to give ourselves at church and find ourselves more completely renewed ... Quiet time alone ... prayer ... a centering time of thought or reading ..."

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Really Listen

"I still believe that the planning, preparing, fixing, and organizing is important ... After all, I am trying to be faithful to do well the tasks He has set before me.  I need to remember, though, that by far the most important thing I can do is to take the time to sit at Jesus' feet and really listen."

Mary Hampton

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Silence of Your Soul

Think not again the wells of Life to fill, 
By any conscious act of your own will; 
Retire within the silence of your soul,
And let God's Spirit enter, and control.
The springs of feeling which you 
thought were stilled,
Shall so be deepened, sweetened,
and refilled.
Anna J. Granniss

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Quiet Times

"Jesus got up very early ... and went to pray where there were no people" (Mark 1:35).

"You cannot expect to be victorious, if the day begins only in your own strength.  Face the work of every day with the influence of a few thoughtful, quiet moments with your heart and God ...Meet Him alone.  Meet Him regularly.  Meet Him with His open Book of counsel before you, and face the regular (and irregular) duties of each day with the influence of His personality definitely controlling your every act."

Mrs. Charles C. Cowman