Quiet. Ness.

In quietness.

With lights out.  Darkness falling. Wind no longer howling.

The hum of the appliances is silenced by the lack of power.

No electricity means no ice machine or fridge cooling. No dishwasher spinning nor laundry swashing.

But in the silence of the house is there quietness in the heart?


There is a furry of frustration and whirlwind of rage. There is despair and fear.

There is loss, albeit gain.

In the quietness.


No to the demands of social media mavens.

No to the response of like friends liking.

No to the comfort of screen time escape.

No to the silence of little ones distracted by another wholesome DVD.


Yet there is a yes.

Yes to rest.

Yes to memories made the old fashion way with fires and reading and outdoor playing.

Yes to community serving and serving community.

Yes to a new perspective.

Yes to reading the Word and discovering the newness of Quiet. Ness.

Yes to learning to trust in Him more.

Yes to finding your strength in the One who the source of all power.

…linking up with Lisa-Jo at 5 Minute Fridays…

{Seems like a good way to re-enter the world away from quiet…we’ve got our power back!!!}


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Elisa is a trained biblical life coach, mentor, and speaker passionate about equipping women to experience authentic life change for the sake impacting the next generation. She is the founder of More to Be and author of Impact My Life: Biblical Mentoring Simplified. Elisa is also a life coach and coach instructor dedicated to helping women discover how God has equipped them for today. She considers her first calling as wife to Stephen and mother to her house-full of children. Her favorite days begin on the porch with the Lord and end on the beach with her family and friends. Connect with Elisa at www.elisapulliam.com.

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  1. Glad you’ve got power back! I like your last line about Who is the real source of that. There are no coincidences in Christ…this week I’ve been praying about my own need for a mentor and here I am linking up behind you at FMF. I’ll be back to read about More to Be. Thanks!

    • Lindsey, welcome to More to Be! So glad you came by and I look forward to seeing you here again!

  2. I like your last line about Who is the source of that power! Stopping by from FMF.

  3. Enjoyed this.

  4. Hi Elisa
    And another yes for your beautiful thoughts full of wisdom and grace. This is my first time linking up with all the girls at Lisa-Jo’s and I am having a ball of a time. Thank you, dear one, for showing us the beauty of simplicity! Loved it!
    Much love to you

    • Thank you, Mia! And thanks for stopping by. I really do love 5 Minute Friday — such a simple way to capture a thought!

  5. So thankful your power is back on. When the house is quiet at night, I can here the hum of the refrigerator, as well as the laundry machine running. I will take these noises for granted.

    • Thanks, Barbie, especially for your prayers over the last two weeks. You lifted me up in a critically way and I am very thankful!

  6. Beautifully stated Elisa … so much passion. God bless your weekend :)

    • Thanks Kathleen! And thanks for the blessing on the weekend. Things are feeling a bit like normal again! Praise the Lord!

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