Study to be Quiet 1 Thessalonians 4:10-11

One of my July practices, notice how I'm not using the word goals,  is to slow down and pursue the small over the sensational. Small meaning not only simplifying and slowing down, but going small and finding out what's inside and within my soul.  

How often do we string thoughts into words, words into sentences, and sentences into a sacred place? Every day when we pray.

Here's another way we can do this---- there's a sort of spiritual spark that comes when we spiral inward to find what's REALLY there as we record pieces of the heart with words on paper. 

So July, come my way

with at least 10 minutes

of writing a day.


With practice comes INCREASE.  

"That ye increase more and more; and that ye study to be quiet, and do your own business, and to work with your own hands."   Thessalonians 4:10-11

Staying quiet. Calming the voices around us. Paying attention to what really matters to you. 

This 10 minutes belongs to YOU. Believe me---you'll increase. 

The creative process belongs to the individual soul---the heart and mind---in partnership with heaven, where it becomes a spiritual act worth living and working for.  What works for one, does not work for all.  Remember this! 

I guess what I've learned is this---The act of slowing down and marinating is a spiritual process. 

Write with me? 

Need a 1st-day writing prompt?

Set the timer for 10 minutes. Write everything that comes to mind when you hear the word:


When you're finished, polish the words and create a 25-word Hope statement to the world. 

Girls enrolled in the Abound Writing Workshop, start your engines! We're getting excited.