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The Voice in the Here.

April 12, 2013


Right now… in this here and now…

I am very aware of the voices….

some singing quietly to themselves as they go about their chores

some busying themselves with learning…”slugs have 4 noses?”

some wondering where Dad will be going today… you can imagine who that is.

a chirpy happy little three year old, “Momma it’s rainin rainin rainin”

and right beyond my studio window,  right beyond the drip~drip~drop~little~April~showers is a chorus of mourning doves cooing to each other from the cyprus branches.

Everyone knows their morning rhythm… no direction needed from me…my voice rests quietly.


I can feel that *ping* the one I wait for… a Voice which changes me… molds me.

With paper and pencil He reminds me of dozens of “voice” references I have been given recently…

It’s funny when I began asking for a “new voice” (maybe 2years ago) I just wanted to sing better…like I once did, but new.

He had bigger plans… I see now this “new voice” will be much greater and more expansive than I ever thought.

All of this…just now… and just here.


~Take five minutes… maybe just 5 seconds…stop and listen.  Is there a theme?  What are you hearing from something greater than your own understanding?~

sharing with Jennifer at StudioJRU, PPF and 5MinFri.

30 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2013 8:25 am

    Wow…I loved your writing, but the little sentence at the end gave me goosebumps. Is there a theme? What am I hearing? I am learning to listen and connect the dots, but you are right, whether it is 5 minutes or 5 seconds, I’ve got to stop and listen to be able to see the greater themes. Thank you for this encouragement! God bless you!

    • April 12, 2013 8:27 am

      I hope the theme is HE is talking all the time…taking time just for you.

  2. April 12, 2013 9:19 am

    i am not sure about a theme… but i know at least part of it is to listen. ahh… yes. that’s been the word from Him i’ve been hearing! and thank God. i can be a better listener if i will listen to him first. loved your post.

    • April 12, 2013 9:56 am

      so true… that is most definitely the first step… after that “hearing” and then understanding.
      Blessings to you

  3. April 12, 2013 9:30 am

    Your writing is so poetic and your words so inspiring. Thank you for sharing

  4. April 12, 2013 9:39 am

    This is great. Just stopping and listening.

  5. April 12, 2013 9:52 am

    lovely post ~ ‘listen’ ~ thank for reminding me ~ love the blue bird illustration ~ divine ^_^

    • April 12, 2013 9:57 am

      Oh thank you for compliment about the bird painting… just something which landed on the page.

  6. April 12, 2013 10:03 am

    Fabulous post.

  7. April 12, 2013 1:11 pm

    I love your post but also the bird painting.

  8. April 12, 2013 2:11 pm

    Great post and am loving your pretty bird. Happy PPF, Annette x

  9. April 12, 2013 2:54 pm

    Inspiring post, love your bird, I am going to take a leaf out of your book and stop and listen too. thank you.

  10. sparkledaysstudio permalink
    April 12, 2013 5:45 pm

    Your bird is amazing. Glad you are listening to your new voice. Happy PPF xox

  11. April 12, 2013 8:50 pm

    Fabulous Post… I really enjoy the way you write… and your art always reflects your words so perfectly… I miss hearing 3 yr old voices singing and chattering around the house… very different world with a 16 year old in the house… still wonderful but I loved that chattery stage and the brightness of a young soul in the house… you captured it perfectly xx

  12. April 12, 2013 10:12 pm

    Awesome. What a pretty picture of your “here”. Thank you for sharing it with us today.

  13. April 13, 2013 8:06 am

    What a beautiful little bird. I love the different blues, so calming.

    • April 13, 2013 8:07 am

      thanks… i have been tinkering around with different blue birds lately… or perhaps one color family birds… and I gave this one a voice.

  14. April 13, 2013 10:27 pm

    “He had bigger plans… I see now this “new voice” will be much greater and more expansive than I ever thought.” isn’t that just how He works?! awesome. awesome. xo

  15. April 14, 2013 4:11 am

    Adorable little birdy very pretty color!

    Hugs Giggles

  16. April 14, 2013 5:53 pm

    Gorgeous post..wonderfully inspiring words…your bird is so very beautiful and the colors too!Thanks for sharing such a magical post!
    Happy PPF

  17. April 15, 2013 3:32 pm

    Beautiful words and beautiful birds! 🙂
    It is so good to come places like yours where I get aware of the things that are right there and that make up our lives

    Happy belated PPF!


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