Sunday, July 7, 2013


One Quiet Hour!

That's what I just enjoyed.  One entire hour of total quiet. 

No phone.  No TV.  No Facebook.  No one else around.

Just me, the dogs and my thoughts.

Now that hour happened to be sandwiched between birthday celebrations of last week,  (Abby turned one last Sunday and John turned 27 on Tuesday)  and company and bridal showers and celebrating the Fourth with a community cookout sponsored by our church.  AND the impromptu sleep-over for seven teen-aged girls that will fill my living room in just a few minutes. 

I needed one quiet hour!

Tomorrow morning at 6 AM, we'll be there to cheer as John and Frank begin a 125 mile bike ride.  (They are raising money for the seven girls from our youth group who will participate in a mission trip to help inner-city youth of Miami.)

Sometimes an hour is all you need.  Especially when you know that the busyness of life has purpose beyond your own wants and desires. 

Sometimes an hour gives you enough time to take a deep breath.  To regroup.  To remember why you're doing all you're doing.

I think that's what the Sabbath was originally intended to provide.

Then again..........when you miss too many Sabbaths; when you rush right past the quiet hours.......then you need...........VACATION!  (Frank and I are planning that for the end of August!)

Just a quick thought from one crazy, busy, happy pastor's wife tonight!

Hope your week is blessed with many quiet hours!


  1. Thanks for taking the time to post, and for all you do! You definitely live "Be the change you wish to see in the world."

    I love the world you and your family are creating! It gives me hope!

    Blessings from your sister in Christ,

    1. What a great encouragement, Holly! Thank you so very much!!

  2. I am so impressed that they can ride 125 miles - that is pretty awesome. I also so love that you go with the flow - 7 teenage girls impromptu sleep over- you rock. Have a great day. Becky

    1. They were IRON MEN and we were all proud of them! The girls did a GREAT job keeping them supplied with water and protein bars!
      Can't wait for the rest of the Smiths to hit Winter Haven! :-)