Seven years ago, while I was journaling about wanting to spend more time with the Lord, these words came: "Be still and know that I am God. There's a quiet hush I want you to experience, no music, no phones, nor internet or distractions. Just Me and you and quiet. Are you ready? Quiet your … Continue reading Monday Manna – Where are You Running to be Fed?
Sabbath or Shabbat starts for me at sundown tonight. A couple of weeks ago I wrote this out on a Shabbat morning and am prompted to share it here. My dishes from supper last night sit stacked on the kitchen counter awaiting their washing. The laundry that cycled late yesterday afternoon remains in the dryer. … Continue reading Sabbath Silence–Shabbat Shalom
In August 2010, Holy Spirit spoke to me about silence. "Holy Spirit my mind is bouncing around like a loose ping pong ball." Immediately this prayer came to mind: "Blessed at Thou O Lord our God King of the universe Creator of all things Power by which all things have life Maker and Redeemer of … Continue reading Monday Manna – Listen to the Silence
Do you hear My voice. Though you often question your hearing, I am speaking to you in accents clear and still. Silence yourself and draw near—there is always more to learn, more to know, but the biggest lesson is how to BE with Me without agenda or questions—just to BE and experience My undying never-ending love. Yes, … Continue reading Monday Manna – The Treasure of Being
There is a lot of talk about God's Presence these days and how living in His Presence brings peace. Here are some keys that He shared with me six years ago. I haven't mastered them yet, but by His grace, I will. May you be blessed. Stillness is the secret to inner peace. It’s not so … Continue reading Monday Manna – Keys to Inner Peace
One morning in April, 2009, I was thanking God for our secret place and time of peace before the day started. “Thank You, Lord, for time alone with You.” “Mary Ellen, I want to show you something. Let’s go for a boat ride.” In a vision, I see myself sitting in a small wooden row … Continue reading Monday Manna – The Sound of Silence
In March 2014, I, and many of my acquaintances were experiencing more silence than usual. The warfare was intense but the conversation from the Lord, less than normal. I asked the Lord, “What have I done to warrant Your silence? Am I in ‘time out’?” “No, you are in ‘time in.’ This is a practicum, … Continue reading Monday Manna -Lessons in Silence