at day’s end…

i crawled into bed last night with my computer, thinking of writing some of my thoughts as i transitioned into sleep. was restless inside. looking ahead into the week, it looked like there was just too much coming at me. at us as a family. and it made me tired. sometimes the weekends just go way too fast for me. sometimes they feel devoid of ‘down time’ and i come to the end of the weekend longing for more of it. and maybe i’m sounding like a whiner here. i don’t mean to come across like that. just being the counselor guy who is rambling about how i feel. just a part-time introvert who longs for quiet. for solitude in the midst of the normal demands of work and home life with two adolescents in the home. or should i say, out of the home?

this photo is from vacation a few weeks back. wisconsin. looking out over the dock toward the setting sun. still. so incredibly still that evening. i can still hear the cry of the loons. smell the smoke of the campfire as it curled its way upward through the birches and red pines and oaks. i need that stillness at the center of me as i get ready to take on the week ahead. christy nockels of watermark does this song called “still” that was a reminder, and brought me some sense of peace last night. this morning as well.   may your day, your week be one where there is an inner stillness. an inner peace. so that no matter what is going on around you, there is room for His strength within you. although i probably take this out of context according the theologian types, isaiah 30 writes these few words that have helped me over the years…  “in quietness and confidence shall be your strength”

“Understanding will never bring you Peace. That’s why I have instructed you to trust in Me, not in your understanding.”   – from the devotional book Jesus Calling


~ by fourfeetsixinches on August 8, 2011.

3 Responses to “at day’s end…”

  1. I needed to hear the scipture from Isiah as well…..Confidence and quietness…..I will give it a try!

  2. Thanks for the reminder to pause.
    I appreciate your posts about your daily experiences.
    Lately when reading your posts they bring to mind old quotes…

    “Almighty God………our heart is restless until it rests in You”
    St. Augustine

  3. Thanks for continuing to take the ordinary and making something extraordinary out of it. I’m still trying to find what really matters each day and then doing something that moves me in that direction. From another restless person. dcs

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