Just read One Square Inch of Silence by Gordan Hemton and was moved by his thorough handling of finding quiet places in a noisy world. He quotes Mother Teresa: ‘We need silence to touch souls.’ he goes on to say, “A quiet place affords a sanctuary for the soul…it is a place to feel the love that connects all things…A quiet place is a place to open up all your senses and come alive.”

Where do you find your quiet place? Hint: Stopping gives us a much better shot at finding it.

6 thoughts on “Quiet

  1. I came upon this verse a year ago that stopped me in my tracks and thought I’d come back and share it with you ~

    “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of the deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” 2 Samuel 22:17-20

    Love that… He brought me out into a spacious place, he rescued me because He delighted in me. I was thinking of those times when we retreat to a spacious place, like the North Rim, and we find peace and quiet… knowing He must delight in our wonder of His creation.

  2. So excited that you have a blog Marshall! And wow, you couldn’t have hit on a subject that I am becoming more aware of my need for. I’m in a season of discovering quiet, of being quiet… because a lot of what I was about, or had poured my life into has stopped. You’re right, for most of us to be quiet, we have to be stopped in our tracks and be still.

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