Category Archives: Chasing Quiet

#31daysof_____: Day Nineteen

Day Nineteen

As read your devotional today, glean one or two phrases to hold in your heart today…

Which word of Truth do you need to have echo within you today?

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Chasing Quiet Day 19: A Rolling Rest

 

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Bible Quilt your selected verse: Enjoy the process of slowing down to write a verse to focus on today. Notice the cadence of phrasing. Consider how the repetition of the Old Testament provides a rhythm that stabilizes us even today.

 

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Pray.  Lord, let us wait on Your direction for us today. Help us stop fully to steep in Your Word, absorbing the message we need to hear especially for THIS day.

 


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#31daysof_____: Day Eighteen

Day Eighteen

Slowly read your devotional today. Pause between paragraphs to add a calming effect to the experience.

storm cloudTake a few deep breaths to remind your body to slow down, allowing your mind to settle as well.

Some days are easier than others to accomplish this…be gracious with yourself. This is YOUR time.

 

Chasing Quiet Day 18: Calm in the Storm

 

Bible Quilt your selected verse: Enjoy the calming effect of re-writing the Word of God in your own handwriting, personalizing it and claiming it as your Truth for today.

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Pray.  Lord, You are Mighty. Yet You can also be that still, quiet voice that calms us in the midst of our troubles and chaos. Help us to lean in to You closely so that we can hear each whisper.


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#31daysof_____: Day Seventeen

Day Seventeen

Settle in to your cozy spot to read your devotional today. 

rock artDoes your mind wander?

Sometimes I have to hold something tangible in my hand like a smooth rock.

Find something that helps ground you…

~ holding your coffee cup with two hands, focusing on the warmth

~ the fragrance of a candle you light only during your quiet time

 

Chasing Quiet Day 17: Our Refuge

 

Bible Quilt your selected verse: 

If you discover you’re getting distracted by all the choices available, simplify the process by limiting the quantity of materials you have in your devotional space. This eliminates decision fatigue and helps you focus on the Word. (It’s easier to choose from 3 marker colors than 25.)

Some days you’ve got to stick with simple just to get done, and that’s ok!

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Pray.  Father God, thank you for being our refuge no matter what we’re going through. It’s reassuring to know we have a respite in every storm. Help us to dwell in You today.


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#31daysof_____: Day Sixteen

Day Sixteen

Gear up for your devotional today. 

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Physical activity often spurs our mental clarity and helps us sift through our emotional responses to events of the week.

Listening to an uplifting podcast while I’m out on a walk can refresh my spirit.

How do you pair your physical and spiritual activities?

 

Chasing Quiet Day 16: Training Together

 

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Bible Quilt your selected verse:  Starting a fresh #biblequiltjournal page is full of choices.  Choose whichever block you’d like to continue your 31-days of verses. You can do the same color palette or mix it up a little!

Consider partnering up with a friend to pray the same series of verses over a particular period of time. Or maybe you’re ready to Bible Quilt with a friend to support each other? We have a lot of options re: how we can train in the Word together.

Pray.  Lord, let us rest in Your Word today.  Rejuvenate our spirits as we strive in each of our own personal journeys, leaning on each other as a community of believers. 

 


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#31daysof_____ : Day Fifteen

Day Fifteen

 Come to Me. Rest.

These are simple concepts, but not easy to do.

Chasing Quiet Day Fifteen: Come to Me

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Congrats! You’ve made it to the completion of your first page in your #31daysof_____ series!

#31daysofquiet day 15 BQBible Quilt your verse. Today you can fill in your last verse and spend a few extra minutes adding some finishing touches to the whole page. You may choose to add a few stickers to tie in the theme or add some color to balance out the overall effect. Sometimes I will retrace some of the key words to highlight them a little more BOLDly.

The Word of God is powerful in any form. When you’ve fused verses together from all over the Bible, it can make a significant impact. Let this seep in a little deeper today.

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Pray. Father God, we come to you weary and preoccupied. We often get bogged down in the gritty details of daily life, but You know the big picture for us. Help us find rest in You.


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#31daysof_____: Day Fourteen

Day Fourteen

Enjoy reading  your devotional in a favorite spot today. 

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How does today’s verse resonate with you?

 

Linger a moment.

 

 

 

Chasing Quiet Day 14: Quiet Strength

 

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Pray.  Father God, strengthen us in the quiet of our devotional time with you. Thank you for speaking to us through nature and gentle encouragement from others.


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