Saturday, January 24, 2009

In the Stillness...

The tears were close that winter evening
as we gathered round for dinner warm.

When Words were read and prayers were said
I slipped into the night,
an escape into cold dark, desperate for silence
from chattering boys and child songs,
a walk to the fields of open prairie.

Sparkling snow, icy crunch under feet,
mind in turmoil, questioning...

"Where are You? In the messy chaos of my fallen life?"

a still small voice within depths of soul
as I gaze into the starry expanse,
"Be still...
and know."

mind clears, beauty surrounds, heart aches,
and I surrender.

I still... and know.
He is God.
He loves me, even me.

In this space of busy young ones,
whirling household,
I must take time to still, to rest...
in Him.


This poem was written by me. Please do not copy without permission.


  1. Katrina, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Be still...

  2. Oh, Katrina...this is so beautiful.

    Be still, my friend. I need to join you there.

  3. Wow. Such beauty in your words and photo.

    Truth, too.

  4. Dear Katrina,
    Blessings to you this day.
    Beautifully written poem with awesome picture.
    The children will not always be this young and busy. The silence will come as time passes. Keep praying, God WILL NOT let you down.
    HE will show Himself to you as you have never known. Forever changed you will be.
    Your Sister in Christ,
    Deanna from the Kansas Flinthills

  5. Katrina, this is soooo beautiful! It caught me with the first words... thank you so much for posting this and showing your heart through your words. I love love love you soo much and am so very thankful that I can call you my sister!

  6. This poem really struck a chord with me. I feel like I have been there but could not put my finger on it quite the way you have. Thank you so much for sharing "In the Stillness".

  7. That poem was beautiful and so true! Sometimes we just have to escape and be alone to feel God's presence. You captured that beautifully in that poem! Leanne

  8. I am breathless! Simply beautiful. What a blessing to find you here. Life overwhelms sometimes...I need this reminder to be still.

    Sending prayers for peace and quiet stillness,


    p.s. your boys are beautiful...

  9. Katrina, What a blessing to read... a soothing balm to my soul. God is moving, He's at work in your life and it's beautiful to see.

    Thank you for sharing!


  10. Beautiful!! God has blessed you with an amazing talent. The image you chose was just the right touch. Thanks so much for sharing your poem.

  11. This really blessed me Katrina! A word spoken well at the right time. I'm glad I "visited". The poem is gorgeous!

  12. Katrina, so glad you tried this! Your poem has a quietness that fits the moment of which you speak.

    My favorite line...

    "a walk to the fields of open prairie"

    I want to hear, smell, see, feel more of that prairie. Perhaps another poem? Please? : )

  13. This was beautiful Katrina! I have been thinking about this verse lately. May we make time to be still before Him.

    Thanks for sharing!

  14. Just! You have a gift!

  15. How true, how true. To be met by Him in the stillness - there is nothing like it, is there?!

  16. Thank-you Katrina for sharing this! It's lovely and much needed words - thank-you. I too need to be still know.

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