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The Quiet…


The quiet separates us from the noise of outer influences, teaching us to hear/trust the voice of God. 

The quiet is where we can find strength, refuge, presence, peace of mind, and needed restoration.

At other times the quiet strips us, leaving us void and empty. Sheer vulnerability, an essential rites of passage for those willing to forsake all…everything that we thought we knew, stripped. Such is a place of necessity…one of conscious surrender, not one of hopelessness. 

The quiet…transitioning within God’s gracious hand of mercy, “Dying and behold, we live.” See (2 Corinthians 10:1-6)

“Be still and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10). 

We are wise to engage these infused encounters from the Holy Spirit. ~Life Through The Storm

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Take Some Time…

Take some time to breathe. All things can not be accomplished in one day.

Seize some time to relax – breathe. Can you feel your breath…can you hear it?

Slow down – breathe. Command your thoughts to stop. When you slip back into thinking…breathe more intently. Listen to your breath, escape into the calm…the peace.

Breathe (inhale), breathe (exhale) – slow, relaxed and calm…breathe.

Take some time – breathe. ~Storm

Stormie Steele/Copyright 2014

Rid Yourself of Stress…

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In the most healthy and practical ways, minimize stress…

Breathe deeper, even deeper, mostly – learnto trust…release. Ultimately, it’s a matter of life or death.

Wishing you balance and wellbeing. ~Storm

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Thinking & Demonstrating…

Think & Demonstrate...

As we think of & demonstrate acts of mercy, grace & forgiveness when interacting with others – we’re mindful that we too stand in need of no less of the same.

Thinking of & demonstrating compassion & love, brings honor to the sacredness of who we are…of who we are becoming.

What do you think of & demonstrate?

Thank you for allowing Life Through The Storm to be a healthy part of your day. Live wise & live well. ~Storm

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Courage To Be Still

It takes courage to be still – “seemingly” doing nothing.

Stillness is a posture of faith – that of trust…entrusting.

Do you have the courage to be still?

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (NIV)

Stormie Steele/Life Through The Storm – copyright 2014

For This, I Am Grateful

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I’ve learned to quieten my mind, to breathe in deeply and exhale for long periods of time. For this, I am grateful.

I cherish the ability to examine life before me…more intensely – intentionally. For this, I am grateful.

To reflect on what the present offers, is to partake in life’s richest portions. For this, I am grateful.

Disappointment and seeming loss has turned for my good. For this, I am grateful.

So much I would have overlooked, had I not experienced that which is often referred to as failure. For this, I am grateful.

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” ~2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)

Although it can be beneficial to share in the abundance of things – life and wealth exists beyond that which is seen, or that which is approved by others. For this, I am grateful.

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Remember…

Remember how unique you are, your uniqueness makes a world of difference.

Remember that you are worthy, you were born worthy. Your worth has never been about what others say or do – or don’t say, or do.

Remember that you’ve been given the privilege of choice, the blessing and birthright of choice…honor it! Determine to make wise use of it.

Remember that your role in this experience that we call life is quite significant! Never equate your significance to temporary stuff, or in comparison to others – you’re more than that!

Remember that your voice matters, it has always mattered. Let no experience convince you otherwise.

Remember to encourage yourself – to be aware of yourself, to accept yourself, to allow yourself to grow– to forgive yourself…to love yourself!

Remember to rest – to breathe deeply. Inhale slowly, naturally, deeply…exhale – relax. Remember to sleep. Let yourself recover, refresh…heal.

Remember, there is a God – Who sees all, knows all and is all!

Wishing you balance well-being. ~Storm

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