Category: silence

Cut out the babble

March 17, 2015 | 10 comments

This instruction from Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount on how to pray caught my attention. He said, “When you pray, don’t babble on and on…” Matthew 6:7, NLT. I imagine most people don’t “babble” when they pray,

Are you prepared to be silent on occasion

February 24, 2015 | 14 comments

This quote reminds me of Jesus stooping to write on the ground (John 8) and remaining silent when the Pharisees were trying to trap him in an ethical argument of whether the adulterous woman they brought to him should be

Hit the MUTE button

July 24, 2013 | 6 comments

Do you ever hear messages pouring into your thought that you don’t want to hear?  Loud mental bellowing like, “You should be afraid. You are going to fail. You are going to stay ill. You lack.”  If so, it’s time

Silence more powerful than words

March 21, 2013 | 6 comments

Are you ever tempted to blurt out your opinion even though it might not be needed? Do you ever feel like you have to have the final word in an argument? Do you ever feel required to say something even

The power of silence

August 6, 2008 | 1 comment

In this rush-rush contemporary world, it can be hard to find silence. And with busy-busy schedules it can be even more difficult to find moments of quiet peace. Yet, moments of peace are critical to spiritual listening and growth. They