“Be Still This Season…”~ A Guest Post by JES

“To every thing there is a season,

and a time to every purpose under the heaven…”

~ Ecclesiastes 3:1

After all the hard work in the previous months of sowing and reaping, it is no wonder God created winter. Like the seventh day is given as a day of rest, one may consider this snow-filled season as a sign to move indoors and give your family its much needed repose.

Sadly, it is so easy to get caught up in all the “so called deals” and marketing strategies that the media has designed to keep us out of our peaceful parlors and into the mall parking lots. There is a mad rush in the streets when there should be a cozy calm.

Your presence at home is the best blessing you can offer your family. Keep these months sacred and special by spending time inside your God given sphere. Light your scented candles, prepare your baked goods, fire up the tea kettle and grab a stack of inspiring books and board games. Meet your loved ones in the family room. Choose to really live this season out by spending your precious time at home. Life is short. Every day a beloved soul is nearing their last breath. Slow down and show them they are important through your family fellowship.

God does not want us running around town and exhausting ourselves like half crazed “Martha’s“. The best gift you can give your family is you and your undivided attention. Don’t allow yourself to be caught up in this overwhelming, commercially-created, chaotic, and frenzied rush for our instructions are clear…

“Be still, and know that I am God:

I will be exalted among the heathen,

I will be exalted in the earth.”

~ Psalm 46:10

JES has been the wife to her “one and only” for 15 years and is a homeschooling mother who embraces her role as “keeper at home”. Her desire is to give inspiration and ideas about homemaking, homeschooling and homesteading at Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth.

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~ Jacqueline

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10 Responses to “Be Still This Season…”~ A Guest Post by JES

  1. sara says:

    Dear Jes. I absolutely agree. I was dissapointed when they changed Black Friday shopping to mid night. This season was supposed to be for families to spend good time without a rush. Satan is after our families and we must be a ware of that. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Thank you for your encouragement.

  4. I needed to hear this today. Thank you so much. To be still. It is so important! Thanks for the reminder!

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  7. Sarah says:

    Thank you for such wonderful encouragement! Sometimes these winter months can seem a burden with the holidays and all that entails and so many months of stir-crazy children wanting to go out. :)

  8. Marsha says:

    This is a lovely and touching post…a good reminder of what’s really important in life. Thank you for sharing.

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