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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 Fourteen

Day Fourteen

Enjoy reading  your devotional in a favorite spot today. 

tree

 

How does today’s verse resonate with you?

 

Linger a moment.

 

 

 

Chasing Quiet Day 14: Quiet Strength

 

Bible Quilt your selected verse: As we quiet ourselves to create on our #biblequiltjournal pages each day, we’re strengthening ourselves in the Word.#31daysofquiet day 14 BQ

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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#31daysof_____: Day Thirteen

Day Thirteen

Read and reflect on your daily devotional. 

Each morning the sunlight brings hope and encouragement for what today holds.

What part of the Word will linger with you?

Chasing Quiet Day 13: SOS

Bible Quilt your selected verse:  Write each word as if it’s written to you personally. Scripture is yours to claim and cling to for your individual situation.

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Pray.  Lord, we’re grateful that we can come to you in any time of distress. Knowing that we have refuge in You gives us strength to maximize this day for You. 

 


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#31daysof_____: Day Eleven

Day Eleven

 

Each of us has our own pace. Just go hiking with young boys and this will become apparent very quickly! 

Reading our devotionals at a relaxed, individual pace is important, too, so that we don’t feel rushed.

boys at top of trail

Chasing Quiet Day 11: He Leads Me

 

Bible Quilt your selected verse:  Let the process of doodling allow your mind to relax and enjoy a slower pace than you normally go.

Consider how you let the Lord lead you in your daily life. Sometimes it might be natural to resist or to get distracted.

#31daysofquiet day 11 BQPray.  Thank you, Lord, for restoring and refreshing us. Guide us this day on our unique path. Help us allow YOU to lead wherever we may need to go today.

 


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#31daysof_____: Day Ten

Day Ten

Find a quiet place to read your devotional today. 

Be StillHow does today’s verse resonate with you?

Take a moment to be intentionally still.

Quiet your mind as you pause your body.

Breathe.

Move forward with a more purposefully slow pace and see how long you can maintain this posture of stillness…

 

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Chasing Quiet Day 10: Be Still

 

Bible Quilt your selected verse: 

As we decorate our #biblequiltjournal page day by day, it’s a tangible reflection of His Word building in us.

Sometimes I’ll go back and add a touch of color to a previous day, scanning the scripture again and making connections I haven’t made before.

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Pray.  Lord, it is so hard for us to slow down and BE STILL to soak in Your presence. Help us pause long enough to get ensnared in Your purpose for us today.


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