Quietness. Finding the time to quiet down/power down and listen.
We talked about how we (those who grew up in the last generation without cell phones, smart phones, ipods, wii's, etc.) have eased ourselves into this generation's "plugged in-ness" and find it hard to find "quiet" anymore.
We talked about how HARD it must be for our kids who are NEVER away from technology.
Where is their quiet?
They HATE it, but too bad. I think it's rude when kids are with other kids, and they all have their heads down, texting people who AREN'T EVEN IN THE ROOM WITH THEM. It drives me crazy.
This week, Grace is grounded from her ipod. It usually breaks her, so we find it's her best punishment.
That being said, last night, while weeding the garden, I listened to my children jump on the trampoline and play games together for at least an hour, without a fight.
Last night, I FELT God in the quiet of my weeding, in the happiness of my children.
Where is your stillness?