Denise J. Hughes
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Denise is a lover of words and the Word. She's the author of #DeeperWaters and the Bible study series #WordWriters.

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  1. Denise,
    After living in a loud, chaotic, verbally abusive, and drama infused world I am now experiencing the beauty of quiet. Granted my kids are now grown, but even so, I realize just how much the loud world barges in if we will let it. Even if it is something as simple as sitting down to dinner together as a family. Turning the tv off, putting down the smartphones, and not allowing bickering…quiet enters in. What we allow, we in essence condone. Looking back, I wish that I didn’t let the loudness barge in so often. My husband has been teaching me, through his example, the beauty and holiness of quiet…and in it I see that God draws near.
    Loved this!

  2. Denise,
    Right now I crave quiet. Need quiet to infuse peace into my unsettled soul. Praise God He is allowing some down/quiet time to reflect and rest in His presence. Each day in the quiet I listen to Christian music, and good Bible teaching. I take this down time as an answer for spiritual whitespace to reclaim my soul and sanity.
    Blessings 🙂

  3. Thank you, thank you! These words were soothing balm to my weary soul. Returning home two days ago after five days of confusion and feeling so out of place, I was so happy to once again be in my quiet Home, in my environment. Peace is so necessary in today’s chaotic world. To be able to find it at all is s blessing. We must look for it. God in His Mercy is the provider of Peace and contentment. This scripture will be placed on my refrigerator as a reminder to be quiet, to listen rather than talk. And best of all, not to be dependent on others. He is our Source.
    God bless you for these words this morning !

  4. I can breathe a fresh sigh when I read this verse. It gives me permission to say “yes” and “no” within my life’s boundaries. It gives me hope for not having to be radical, but to radically believe. And it allows me to be an imperfect mother to my children when I’m surrounded by a world that says mothers need to be perfectly busy. Thank you for this beautiful post in my quiet time.