He withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself.

(Matthew 14:13)

A colleague shared an excerpt to a book he is reading. It is entitled Shop Class as Soulcraft, by M. B. Crawford. He points to a condition that all of us face and that is the loss of silence. We are bombarded by noise on the one hand and attention-getters on the other. Everywhere we turn there is another advertisement, media quips, or “other disruptions,” he says, “causing our attention to be used up quicker than ever.” Crawford suggests that we should view silence as a resource. Christ paid noticeable attention to His being quiet for respite. Our times in solitude before God is being sacrificed by the demands of a media rich world. As we strive to protect our natural resources, perhaps we ought to strive to protect our spiritual ones as well. Silence before the Lord is one such resource. We cannot allow the ever-increasing demands for attention dominate our lives. It is important to pay attention in your spiritual life, and one way is building in times of silence. 


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May 26

Is it Why?  Or How?

May 22

A Rest Day

May 21

Something More

May 20


May 19

Opening Doors

May 18

Virus Baskets

May 15


May 14

Family Plus

May 13

Under Control

May 12

"Look For It"


May 11

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The Other Way Around

May 7


May 6

No Law Except

May 5

The Other Side

May 4

Getting There