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Midnight Musings…

It’s 11:14pm and I can’t sleep. We went to bed early – big day, big weekend in fact. So tired, we said. And I lay in the dark, shifting arms and legs every-which way, to side, to back, to front, to side – nothing comfortable. Then, flat on my back, I entertained the ideas piling in my head like a traffic jam, allowed the list of to-dos their fussing space, scrutinising the finer details of prescriptions to fill, work meetings to attend and school lunches to make. This happens often enough. Sometimes it’s God wanting some time when the house is quiet; He who sustains my body wanting to sustain my soul. But I wondered too if it was more to do with the fact that a white-tail spider dropped from my pyjamas when I grabbed them from under my pillow tonight. Yes, I squealed. Like a girl. And waited for hubby to aid its exit before sweeping down the entire bed and shaking those pjs like they’d committed a serious felony. You know the crawling …

Walk of Peace

6:15 the alarm screeches. And screeches. And screeches. I roll out of bed, pull on some trackies, a hoody, sneakers and walk out the door, at least halfway to consciousness. The birds are already awake. As I walk down into the Gorge, I switch off the music playing in my headphones, rip them from my ears and instead listen to God. “Be still and know that I am God.” Like a whisper spoken behind cupped hand into hair, he stills my mind and awakens my senses. A blue wren lands on the path ahead, his mate flirting nearby. Wattle trees punctuate the scrub with their sunny blossoms and the air is still. A jogger puffs by, “Good morning!” She’s one of only three people I pass on this pre-brekky walk. I’ve made the decision to get serious about my exercise, which equates to a couple of gym sessions and some early morning walks each week. When I set the alarm the night before, half expecting to hit snooze and miss the opportunity, I didn’t imagine this. This nourishing …