Monday, November 11, 2013


It happens every now and then; getting lost; and I need to find my bearings again, the true and sure things, including my best "me," which sometimes goes missing in action.

I need to find home, that place of retreat and security, where I know and am known. Home safe.

I pick up my pen and write. A heart can pour through pen to page and in doing so find such sweet relief.

I quiet my restless soul and sit silent.

I read.

I read the words I need to soak me; to soften me; to move my heart back to kindness, gentleness and humility.

I close my eyes to listen better--just in case God might have something to say. He sometimes speaks against the background tick of clock, whirring chimes and the hum of a house.

I hear a welcome. Welcome home.

And I am grateful; to be enfolded in the grace that only waits for an open heart.


Brave Raven said...

Being still and knowing. I need this today.

Belinda Burston said...

Dear Brave Raven, Don't we all. Thank you for reading and letting me know that something here met a need.

Dave Hingsburger said...

all I can say is amen

Belinda Burston said...

And again I say Amen, Dave.

Cindy said...

In response to Dave and you, I love what I understand to be the meaning of Amen - "May it be so, may it be done".

Belinda Burston said...

Cindy, thanks for popping into the conversation. It is so nice to know you are there! :) Yes, sometimes Amen is the perfect word to sum up what you want to express! :)