Monday, December 05, 2011

December Thoughts


Dear Beautiful Friends,

You probably wonder where I am.... I'm wondering where I am too. Because at present I have no concrete thoughts to share with you. The flow isn't there. It's not that I'm not thinking of you and it's not that I'm not taking moments for wee visits...but the desire to write about anything, even about my favourite time of year, pales at the present time.

For in the midst of my usual joy in Christmas activities I have been experiencing a great longing to draw near the fire within my heart and sit nearer the feet of Jesus... to wonder at His great gift... to just be quiet and soak in His presence. Which, as I've said, makes everything else pale in comparison.

Which is maybe why I don't really feel like posting these days. Even my own personal journal scribblings have slowed (something that doesn't happen often). I don't want to write about my usual little joys -- somehow the throbs of my heart have been listening for something else. I want to feel His love, hear His kind voice, listen to the beat of His heart for a world He loves so much... so writing about ordinary things (as wonderful as they are) just doesn't fit the season right now.

I wanted you to know I'm not far away, my heart is near, even if there aren't any words right now.

As you prepare for these special days, His heart is near, and I wish you your own true glimpses of heaven in unexpected places. I'll return.

With my heart,


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoyed your dinner. I did :)

  2. It makes sense to me Brenda! I just finished a wonderful book by Elizabeth Berg about Mary and Joseph. Been pondering what life was like for these extraordinary people. Also been thinking what Our Savior was like as a baby. Sometimes it makes me very sad to think what sacrifices that Innocent Child made for the ungrateful lot that we call the human race. Christmas is a good time to turn inward and contemplate these things.

  3. You are the second post I've read - and the first post said that she was taking a blog break too. God Bless.

  4. Blessings to you, Brenda, as you enjoy this intimate time of worship and work in your Heart by His Hand.

  5. Hi Brenda!

    As a writer you know that there are times when we internalize all we are thinking --- as if it is a sort of pre-writing. You are working on something special and it needs time to marinade and to cure before finding itself on the paper, as it were.

    You know one of the best quotes from the Bible is "Be still and know I am God." To know. To have complete awareness of... To have ownership of information. This is what God does to us. He makes us sit and listen. And then, we are refilled and ready to open again.

    Rest and enjoy your visit with Him. I can't wait to see what He has in store for you now!


  6. Remember there are seasons in life too. Time to think and write, time to just be still which reminds me of a favourite scripture, "Be still and know that I am God". It's your time to be still so embrace it.

  7. He's the reason for the season. I'm started blogging every other day and it relieves some pressure during the holidays...


To My Beautiful Readers,

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. ~ Franz Peter Schubert

Thank you so much for leaving your 'footprint' here in my comment box. I do appreciate you taking a moment to share your thoughts today.

Brenda xo