Monday, December 11, 2017

Silence * Advent Whispers


The Lord is in His holy temple;
let all the earth be silent
before Him.
~  Habakkuk 2:20  ~




may you embrace those 
little pockets of silence today


  1. I'm assuming that hammock and the water that is frozen beyond it is near your neck of the woods, right? Wow! How beautiful to see the sea blanketed in white! I do love the seaside so much and hope that Gary and I will live near it one day. A girl can dream! ha! Thank you for reminding us to keep our eyes on Christ this Advent season, my friend. And I will pursue silence today as I listen for His voice in my quiet time! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Linda! Love ya!

    1. That's a scene from Camp-of-the-Woods, a Christian camp on a lake in the Adirondack Mountains in NY where Tim and I met way back in the day and where we vacation each year with our family.

      Water in the winter .. pristine, icy, quiet, stunning.

      Merry Christmas to you, friend. I hope you enjoy every second of your blogging break and come back refreshed and ready to roll once more. I so appreciate the way you speak into my life ...

  2. The Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.
    ~ Habakkuk 2:20 ~


    God bless.

  3. Be still and know that He is God . . .
    Blessings, Linda!

    1. I love the verse you've brought with you today, Martha ...

  4. Its 38 here right now. I think that hammock might be a tad bit chilly. :) But it is nice dreaming.

  5. I have a hard time without some little pockets of silence and solitude in my day. Some days they're hard to come by, but God knows my need and faithfully allows for them here and there.

  6. These advent photos are so beautiful and relaxing. xo

  7. This photo invites us into that silence of pondering God's love and grace toward us, Linda. I would love to lie in that hammock. In the summer time, of course. :) And the verse prompts me to be humbled in silent awe of the King over all giving up His throne to become like us. Incomprehensible grace. Thank you. I love how God uses just a photo and a verse to inspire us to reflect on the great miracle of Jesus' birth. Blessings and hugs to you!

    1. Thanks, Trudy, for sharing a bit of what you see God doing then, now, here, there.

      Bless you, girl ...


  8. Linda,
    I've been enjoying your gallery of beautiful photos that go along with God's whispers of Advent. He had me up this am. at 2:30 to enjoy some lovely silence as I sat in the dark with only the Christmas tree lit. Peace.
    Advent blessings to you,
    Bev xx

    1. Oh Bev, 2:30 can be a lonely, unsettling time ... yet you met God there in the twinkling lights in the warmth of His presence.

      The next time I'm tossing and turning, I have a feeling I'll remember the peaceful image you've painted.

      He whispers, 'peace, be still.' And you said yes.

      Love that.

  9. Love the pictures and words as you detail "advent" for us. I always think that when it's pure winter, by that I mean winter enough to free a huge lake that no meanness would venture out in icy cold. I love how clean that picture is, so vivid the colors and so pure. Beautiful picture, all are lovely and fitting for the verses. Thank you Linda for the allowing God to lead your fingers and as you post. Merry Christmas.

    1. So glad you're here, Betty! I'm glad that phone lens could capture the pristine winter beauty ...

      His creation is glorious in any season and how blessed we are when we search it out and are quiet in the viewing.

      Bless you!


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