October 12-A, 2022

Path to Lake Martin 05/14/2014 Oil Paint Rendered –Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, Bigbee, South Carolina
Take refuge in the silence,
in the stillness,
in the emptiness,
just breathing,
just waiting,
for restoration,
and the will to go on.

The silence, etc.,
is good for all of this
and more.

A day without silence
is like a day with nothing but noise.
Noise is anti-life.
Which is to say lifeless.
Which is to say death.

For every minute of noise in your life,
you need an hour of silence, etc.,
to even things out.

How is your ratio looking these days?


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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