For many, winter is a time of busyness. After the holiday blur, the new year brings football, school projects, and resolutions of more fitness, better health, more time with family, and more faithful commitments to church activities. With fewer daylight hours, everyone seems to be trying to fit more into a shorter day, making every moment feel rushed.

This winter, I am trying to treasure the few moments of solace and quiet, and listen to the thoughts in my mind and heart. It takes an effort, but the rewards are plentiful. In the quiet, I can hear God’s word echo through the verses I’ve memorized. In the present moment I can think upon these verses and apply them to my life. That makes His Word effectual. Real. Meaningful.

Among my many prayers this year, I ask that more people are able to celebrate moments like these, and that God may bring them peace through that time of fellowship.

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