We have a week (or two) of the school year under our belts. Supplies have been purchased and distributed, forms completed and filed, checks written and submitted. Fall sports and activities are in full swing. And now the calendars and carpool schedules fill up to overflowing.
Whether you are a parent reacclimating to this rush, or a sympathetic bystander with your own batch of busy-ness, you need some calm in the midst of life’s crazy.
Come. Be. Still.
Breathe in silence. Breathe out serenity.
Savor the Holy Spirit. Soak up the “Oasis of Silence.”
Be still, and know that I am God! Psalm 46:10
Just what is this “Oasis of Silence”? Every Tuesday, from 6am to 7pm, the sanctuary in Mount Olivet’s 1700 Chapel is open to members and visitors for quiet meditation.
This Tuesday, September 9, there will be an open house for anyone who is looking for a little guidance to fully appreciate the gift of quiet and calm in this spiritual sanctuary.
12:00-2:00pm Stop by any time, for any length of time to meet or greet Liz Otteson and ask any questions you might have about spiritual practices.
12:30-1:00pm Let your meditations be inspired by Billy Johnson’s acoustic guitar renderings of spiritual hymns.
1:30-1:45pm Listen to a verse slow and deep through Lectio Divina, a short, meditative reading of a Bible passage.
We pray that you will stop by the open house, or any Tuesday, and let your soul be still in the “Oasis of Silence.” Give yourself the gift of ten minutes of quiet. Draw near to God so he can restore and rejuvenate you during this busy time.
by Liz Otteson, Adult Ministries Program Assistant