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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Shhh. (02/18/10)

TITLE: When It's Time
By Pamela Pumphrey
02/22/10


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As I rock my granddaughter, I find myself saying “ssh” as though that will quieten everything around us so she can sleep. Nothing but the sound of the chair rocking and the sound of her sweet breathing as she sleeps is such a peaceful moment. I think back to a time when I remember my mother putting her index finger to her mouth and whispering “ssh” to my brothers and me. It might have been when a baby was napping, or when she needed to hear something. I remember all too well her hushing us during church and we didn't even dare to utter a sound. After I became a mother, I found myself doing the same thing to my children. The amazing thing is that when someone does say “ssh”, it is immediately understood by those hearing it. I wonder how often God wants to say “ssh” to his children in hopes of getting a message across. When all is quiet around me it is so much easier to hear God's still small voice speaking to me, leading me in the path that I should go. I hope and pray that in life's busy days ahead, I will still know when it's time to stop and listen and know that God has whispered “ssh” to me.


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Sarah Heywood02/25/10
Oh, what a good reminder! It's so easy to get wrapped up in our daily lives and miss those quiet "shh's" from God. Thanks for writing this!
AnneRene' Capp 02/26/10
As one of God's children needing a "Shhh" here and there...you spoke to my heart :)
Ruth Stromquist02/27/10
Definitely a good message and a powerful analogy.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/28/10
This would be a great devotion for The Upper Room, add a scripture reading, Bible verse and prayer and you have a great devotion.
Jan Ackerson 03/02/10
Short and sweet devotional--add a few personal anecdotes (more about your granddaughter, perhaps) if you ever decide to expand this.