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Quiet Relief Near-Daily
Quiet Relief in one Weekend Bundle

~Open your Present Early~

(I offered this little invitation as a contribution to the December Choosing Home Newsletter Check out their whole newsletter—some very timely, helpful articles!) Sit in the dark and Open Your…


~Longing~ (Pt 2)

“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;He rises to show you compassion. ” (Isa. 30:18) Guess You are longing too, eh, Lord?Hard to imagine You longing, Father. For…


When Peace like a river attendeth my way…It is well with my soul…. Shalom and I.God is so good. All the time.



Tucking Shalom in, I thought I caught the scent just for but a fleeting moment: That glorious, indescribable smell of birth and fresh life and newness. The smell I dream…


~Simplify or Lose~

We Christians must simplify our lives or lose untold treasures on earth and in eternity. Modern civilization is so complex as to make the devotional life all but impossible. The…


~Simple Beauty~

The flicker of three little flames danced with their reflection in the dark of the dining room windows tonight. The faces of the children, leaning in close over the candles…



Today is the first fall of the season. White flakes have been falling all morning, drifting from the heavens on winter’s inaugural wind. This morning, the children steeled themselves against…


~In Due Time~ (pt 1)

Snow is falling here tonight. The night outside my window is black…but a blanket of light appears to be slowly rising, emerging, illuminating the dark with its simple, silent whiteness….