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Hidden Season


God never wastes anyone's time.

10% visible + 90% unseen = an indestructable life.

Unapplauded but not unproductive, hidden years are the surprising birthplace of true spiritual greatness.

Trials tell us less about our future than they do about our past.

Today's decisions foreshadow tomorrow's challenges and reflect yesterday's choices.

Each day is somewhat shaped by the days preceding it.

The strongest influences on the decisions Jesus made in the desert were the choices he had been making before the desert.

There is good news if your job is embracing hiddenness.

It is freeing when you value learning without paparazzi.

He wore his divine power with humility and grace.

A God-sized mission pulsated in his heart, but he was not free to explain it, proclaim it, or actively pursue it.

Father God is neither careless nor causeless with how he spends our lives.

I am reading the book Anonymous, Jesus' Hidden Years, the Unrecognized Riches in Uncelebrated Seasons of Your Life by Alicia Britt Chole. The snippets above are just a few that have spoken to me thus far in my reading.

I have been in a study of Job...

I thought, 'Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.' But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding. Job 32:7-8

I am in a hidden season of my life, invisible, hibernating as my Father renews me for his purpose. This place, just under the surface of a busy life, is where I feel rest, peace, and a closeness to my Redeemer God. Like an iceberg, I desire to have my wisdom and strength found unseen but not unused. My God will not waste my time, and I desire not to waste his.







Today I was blessed to take a few photos at a community Thanksgiving lunch. What a spirit of love that I found at the James Hearn Center. Every person had a job or two or three, but each one with a part of the whole to serve.

This is one of my favorite photos...



And, I love these two, as well...




Hebrews 13:16, And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. 





The song, The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel, has always intrigued me. Take a listen and share what you believe these lyrics say.


I do not own the rights to this music or lyrics, but they speak.


Hello darkness, my old friendI've come to talk with you againBecause a vision softly creepingLeft its seeds while I was sleepingAnd the vision that was planted in my brainStill remainsWithin the sound of silence
In restless dreams I walked aloneNarrow streets of cobblestone'Neath the halo of a street lampI turned my collar to the cold and dampWhen my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon lightThat split the nightAnd touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light I sawTen thousand people, maybe morePeople talking without speakingPeople hearing without listeningPeople writing songs that voices never shareNo one daredDisturb the sound of silence
"Fools" said I, "You do not knowSilence like a cancer growsHear my words that I might teach youTake my arms that I might reach you"But my words like silent raindrops fellAnd echoed in the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayedTo the neon god they madeAnd the sign flashed out its warningIn the words that it was forming
And the sign said, "The words of the prophetsAre written on the subway wallsAnd tenement hallsAnd whispered in the sounds of silence"





This shirt reminds me of the song, Do Your Ears Hang Low?

Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie 'em in a knot?
Can you tie 'em in a bow?
Can you throw 'em o'er your shoulder
Like a continental soldier?
Do your ears hang low?

Do your ears stand high?
Do they reach up to the sky?
Do they droop when they are wet?
Do they stiffen when they're dry?
Can you wave them at your neighbor
With an element of flavor?
Do your ears stand high?

Do your ears flip-flop?
Can you use them as a mop?
Are they stringy at the bottom?
Are they curly at the top?
Can you use them for a swatter?
Can you use them for a blotter?
Do your ears flip-flop?

Do your ears stick out?
Can you waggle them about?
Can you flap them up and down
As you fly around the town?
Can you shut them up for sure
When you hear an awful bore?
Do your ears stick out?

Do your ears give snacks?
Are they all filled up with wax?
Do you eat it in the morning
Do you eat it in the bath?
Do you eat it with a scone
Or do you eat it on its own?
Do your ears give snacks?

Random, I know, but it's how I work best!