“Solitude begins with a time and place for God, and God Alone. In solitude we encounter not only God but also our true self.” ~Henri J.M. Nouwen
It has been a long time since I’ve posted and I appreciate your patience with the season of silence. If you’ve followed me, you know this past 2 years has been one of ups and downs and curveballs and the REALLY GOOD, REALLY BAD, and REALLY UGLY. Sometimes that comes with no creativity, desire or time to write.
This week I’m taking time to rejuvenate and think and breath and not have any responsibilities, except to get to my spa appointment on time! I will check in with you as God allows but the theme of this week is to embrace solitude and not only encounter God but encounter more of my true self.
You can be assured that although I’m alone, I’m not lonely. We are all alone..unique. No one else feels or experiences life the way I do. Some people experience this as loneliness, like a wound, but it should be experienced as solitude. A gift from God, an opportunity to discover how deeply loved we are by God. By a God who created us just the way we are and placed us each at just the place we are right now! Loneliness can be destructive when misunderstood but filled with promise for the one who is willing to discover the sweet joy that Jesus has to offer when in solitude.
Posts to look forward to this week….
~What I want to do when I grow up?
~Sunburns and how to treat them
~Does God really speak if you listen?
~TV and the secret behind proper channel surfing
~Photo Journal of a day shopping, brought to you by my blackberry
Off to the one appointment I HAVE to keep! CHEERS!