06 July 2013

solitude not lonliness

Loneliness is black coffee and late-night television; 
solitude is herb tea and soft music. 
Solitude, quality solitude, is an assertion of self-worth, 
because only in the stillness 
can we hear the truth of our own unique voices.
Pearl Cleage

I will speak
when He asks me to speak
in the voice
the single and unique voice
He has given me

Then the Lord reached out his hand 
and touched my mouth and said to me, 
“I have put my words in your mouth.

seeking that stillness with Sandy


Vilisi said...

A regular dose of solitude is essential to well-being. I love the words of Pearl Cleage. Thanks for sharing, love this post...great way to start Sunday morning. God bless you Firefly. :)

Kel Rohlf said...

Solitude is a key value in my life...if I neglect it I am out of sorts...I like how you link the quote that asserts that self-worth grants oneself the luxury of solitude.

Shelly Miller said...

What an interesting, thought provoking quote: loneliness is black coffee and late night television . . .. hmm. Good food for thought. Hope you have a restful Sabbath.

Sheila at Longings End said...

I love your I am statements on your About page. I relate to them whole heartedly. Blessings to you and your hubby as you minister to Africa. Visiting from Still Saturday. Thanks.