Through words and pictures, we walk the winding trails of the untamed west. As a Wyoming Christian author, I breathe the beauty around me, transferring it to paper. I dare all to take the leap into God's country. Learn of its untold stories and reveal for yourself . . . where the wild meets the Forgiven.
What is a quiet time? How often do you
have one? What does it accomplish? Is it really needed?
Questions, questions, questions… The mind
searches for answers.
Let’s look at the first question: What is
a quiet time?
For the Christian, a quiet time is very
special. It is a period that he spends with the Lord in prayer and studying His
Word. She may even spend the time in peaceful reflection, basking in the
presence of the Lord.Nothing can compare to the
fellowship of the Holy Spirit during this wonderful little spell.
How often should you have a quiet time?
Isaiah 58:2 “Yet they seek Me daily, And
delight to know My ways, As a nation that did righteousness, And did not
forsake the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice;
They take delight in approaching God.”
The Lord loves His children and wants their
fellowship. He pours out His blessings and instruction to help them walk in His
ways each day. He does not walk in uninvited but instead He remains outside
until they call.
What about question #3? What does this
daily quiet time accomplish?
Starting the day with the Lord, a
Christian’s day begins a little different than without Him. Whether it was
spent in prayer or reading scripture, the knowledge and power of the Lord
permeates the soul during those precious few moments. He floods His child’s
life and strengthens him for the day, sometimes unbeknownst to the very one
I leave you with Question #4? Is it really
That question is a very personal question
and must be answered by you. If you cannot then I challenge you start having a
quiet time with Your Lord. First thing in the morning, open your Bible or bow
your head and spend some time with the Father. It can be at the kitchen table,
on the couch, in the bathtub, or in the bed. He really does not care. In three
months, you should have your answer. Let me know what you think or what you
Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the
door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to
him and dine with him, and he with Me.”
Falling Rock: A Short Story Once upon a time, in a small Indian
village, a brave warrior called Falling Rock fell in love with the chief’s daughter. She returned
his love and they went before the chief to ask for permission to wed. “You
say you love my daughter. Is this true?” The old chief looked to his youngest
daughter, the most beautiful of his children. “Yes,
Father. He loves me and I love him. Please let us marry.” Her small hands
grasped his gnarly ones and he narrowed his beady eyes at the warrior. “What
do you have to offer for this union, young warrior?” He
watched as the bravery seemed to seep out of the man at his question. “I
have nothing, my chief. I do not own any animals or fancy cloth. I can offer my
service and my loyal protection.” His black eyes met the daughter’s. “To you
and yours for the rest of my days.” “I
have that already, my man. I wish you to complete me a task. If you are
successful, you will have permission to marry my daughter. Do you agree?” The
stage… Raving Lunacy I search
every hidden realm in the computer for my lost words.I dig into the recycle bin, the hard drives,
the documents and picture files looking for the elusive data.No bits or bytes are to be found.Strands of hair fall by my chair and unkind
words caress the ceiling.My husband
listens to the moans and groans for a little while then asks the one question
I do not want to hear.
"Did you save
DID I SAVE THEM?Of course, I saved them!I always
save them!What kind of an airheaded
writer does NOT save their work?Do I
look like an airheaded writer?NO!Of course not, that is because I SAVE MY
WORK!(I did say raving lu…