October 29, 2009

~Using Time Wisely~

Throughout our lives we have heard the saying, "Use your time wisely." That thought keeps running through my mind today as I am sitting in front of my window watching the rain fall, the confetti of orange and red leaves blowing off of the trees, covering the green grass. The thunder is rumbling and the sky is a solid flat color of gray. I have my quilt, my books, a shawl that I am knitting , and I am cozy and warm. I am blessed.
Sometimes it is just all right to be quiet. It is a time to reflect and give thanks. A time of peace without demanding noise. No television, no music, no insistent message beeps from the phone...just silence.
"There is time in which to be, simply to be, that time in which God quietly tells us who we are and who He wants us to be. It is then that God can take our emptiness and fill it up with what He wants, and drain away the business with which we inevitable get involved in the dailyness of human living." Madeleine L'Engle
Sometimes it is necessary to be still..to use time wisely.


  1. Very well-written. And timely, no pun intended.

  2. Thank you for the reminder as I move into a very busy time of year with family, work, crafting, etc...

    Jennifer :)

  3. There is a song on my playlist called "learn to be still" by the eagles. The day this song came out I asked my hubs and my son to sit down and really listen to this song. I am the type that really needs my quiet time or I get very edgy. I don't like being interupted with my quiet time as it's mine & God's time. Your post just once again tells me that it is indeed okay to just be still.

    Have a wonderful day friend. Thank you for sharing this. Tammy

  4. Oh Sharon, what a beautiful post. I have relearned some things reading this today. Thank you for teaching me again these truths.

  5. This is so nice Sharon. It is so true God just wants us to be, and when we are still he can speak to us. Your blessings overflow into all of our lives. Thank you for sharing them.

  6. I loved this post! It's so true that we need time to just be peaceful. I know I do! I love the quiet times of life. Thanks for sharing this, Sharon! Hugs, Coralie

  7. I'm reminded of Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God"

    sometimes we just need to do that, be still, and take that time :)

    very wise words, Sharon, and very timely too :)


  8. Awe being still for awhile. Such a blessing!

    Enjoyed a first visit.

  9. How nice the quote Sharon, she is so right and I thank you for writing her words.
    I can imagine you enjoying so much your time doing what you love to do in a calm and silent moment, in a blessed and thankful moment.
    María Cecilia

  10. A very comforting post, Sharon, thank you.

  11. Dear Sharon ~~ Great post and a good
    reminder for us to have some quiet time and not to waste time. Good post
    I am glad you liked my petunia and the jokes. Sorry your F-I-L is losing
    so many sheep.
    Thank you for your kind words about my blog and me, my friend. Take care,
    Love, Merle.