Sweet Quiet Moments

Finding Rest in the Busyness

Early in the morning, my husband and I discuss whether the squirrels and the chipmunks steal each other’s nut treasure boxes. Sweet quiet moments.

Chipmunk with nut
My Chipmunk Friend

In a serious tone, I said, “I believe there is honor amongst them. There just has to be or else there would be more fighting.” Pause. “What about the birds?”

A quiet moment as we take time to ponder the backyard drama of bird bandits and skirmishing squirrels, finally coming to the conclusion that there is in fact honor among the animals.

Bird in a Plate of Seeds
Sweet or Bandit?

A bit later, I hear, “Come see the sky”.

I run into the kitchen, bare feet cold, catching the beautiful moment as the morning breaks into light blues and pinks with gold illuminating thin rows of wispy clouds.

I scoot back to the bedroom to find a warm pair of socks.

“Deb! There’s deer in the backyard.”

Dashing back to the kitchen window just in time to catch a small herd of deer, white tails up as they prance on. Certainly, there is nothing like early mornings, to see God’s beautiful sky paintings and precious creatures.

Soon, the sounds of brewing coffee, computer keyboard tapping, and a lawnmower somewhere explode into the symphony of the day. Thank goodness for sweet quiet moments in between to sit in thought, reflect, and welcome the blessings of the day.

Rest & recharge

Most importantly, we all have a need for rest and recharging. God intended us to work but to also rest. Therefore, whatever your busyness, look for sweet quiet moments.

For instance, is it an engaging book, maybe a soothing bath, or diving into a hobby like crafting or cooking that gives you rest and re-energizes your spirit?

Gentle endearing conversations, watching animals interact, and enjoying the rising sun bring cherished quiet moments. Reading God’s word and walking in nature are my go-to for needed rest and recharge.

The conversation about honor amongst animals has moved on for now. But when winter jumps into spring, and the birds begin building nests, furry ones gathering, and fawns darting across the yard, we may revisit this conversation.

Most of all, we will continue watching the greatest show on earth through our kitchen window, finding those sweet quiet moments.

Out the Kitchen Window
Out the Kitchen Window

Scripture to rest in


“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28


And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. Psalm 55:6 KJV


Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit. Ecclesiastes 4:6

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Published by Deborah Rutherford

Welcome to “God’s Globe”, a collection of stories, poems, photographs & other inspirations exploring the love of Jesus, family, nature and more! I am hoping that this page will prove to be entertaining, informative and and that it will inspire us all “to stir up one another to love and good works”.

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