Silence is Golden

Have you ever felt like there was an explosion of noise in your head, all around you, have you felt confused by the number of thoughts that seem to be competing and jostling for first place to be heard? I can.

One week prior to my birthday on August 8th, I felt the need to take a break, spend some time with my heavenly Father and with myself. It was one of those breaks that was needed, but life kept saying, not now. Somehow, this time it was important to make it a priority, the time was NOW. Close family and friends were advised and then my phone was placed on Do Not Disturb and locked away for 5 days.

The first day was hard, however I knew that this desire for solitude and silence was a cry for calm and peace, and it was necessary for the season that I am now in. As I settled in, the feeling of being refreshed after a longgggg walk in the Saharan desert washed over me. Each day as I read, prayed, meditated watched sermons, and listened to what the Holy Spirit was saying, I had to choose to drown out all other sounds.

I couldn't help but wonder, how do we allow this noise to become such a deafening tool.

Noise pollute and sometimes if allowed, it dulls our own thoughts and dare I say, our voices as well. I fel