Thursday, December 11, 2008

That which rarely has a chance


Oh!
Tonight is a good, good night.

FBC is home for Chirstmas break. Seven final exams are behind her and she now has four whole weeks to relax. She's a happy nineteen year old and we love having her home.
My colleague is preaching this Sunday, which has made this a great week to look ahead and catch up, too. My in/out box is empty and pristine. I'm getting to visit folks who are not urgently ill. For tonight, life has a very nice, calm pace.

FBC, SBC and DH are all at choir practice, leaving me with 90 minutes to do as I please. I'm choosing to spend this time cleaning my desk, polishing the surfaces, tidying the knick-knacks, burning a gingerbread candle and enjoy an hour and a half of blissful quiet. I think this is peace.

In Sharing Silence, my favorite author du jour Gunilla Norris writes,
"A room devoted to silence honors and invites the unknown, the untamed, the wild, the shy, the unfathomable---that which rarely has a chance to surface within us."


I think I'll clean some more tomorrow...


Flikr foto.

11 comments:

Rev SS said...

Lovely! Just reading this brings an aura of peace. Thanks.

Barbara B. said...

Yay for your good night!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Having time alone can be such a luxury.

Purple said...

I am liking Gunilla Norris more and more...and the candles are just perfect. Enjoy.

p.s. Thanks for the email. Not intrusive and I'll keep it in mind.

Songbird said...

I feel more peaceful, too.

mompriest said...

well, you may know that Norris is one of my all time, long time favorites....yay you for such a good night!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

glad the family is together for you... and that silence is feeding you well.

Border Explorer said...

I feel a share of your peaceful night through this post.

Katherine E. said...

Lovely, Jennifer. Thank you.

Stratoz said...

seven final exams--- my soul aches for her.

~hon~ said...

GOD is so good in your life and your family! Honestly, I have been following blogs for months now but I've just focused on doing the blog visits today and I must say, you have a beautiful blog. I can't believe I've been missing all the amazing pieces you have for all this time. Anyway, I'm glad I can do the silence today and my decision of checking out the blogs I'm following.

Oh and that's a wonderful quote you've shared. Very profound insight. And I LOVE the photo of the beautiful candles. Just so neat, my dear friend!

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! P.U.S.H.