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!!!}


11 thoughts on “Quiet. Ness.”

  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!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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