Another day without power at the home. We have heard from the electric company that it could be a minimum of 7 days & going up from there! Thank goodness it is cool outside, & with the windows open, there has been a great fall breeze that just even smells like good, fresh air.
Everything in the frig is now a goner & ice is like gold around here - if you can find it, you've hit the jackpot - so dinners are any take out that is open or whatever you can scratch up without needing any sort of cooking. And thankfully, friends are offering homes that have power for showers so we are making it!
Its funny how different the world feels without power all around though. Driving to work, the darkness is just everywhere. There's just a stillness in the air. Kids aren't able to go to school so there's not a hustle in the air, there are no tv lights blaring from windows, there are no lights anywhere. Gas stations are closed - no grocery stores open - just stillness. Its an odd sensation if you're not used to it.
I'm preparing a lesson for Sunday with the Jr. High & I went home to work on it - all without help from the internet which makes life so easy to type in a topic - but this had to be the old fashion way. But let me tell you - I'm really finding God in the stillness. I got a topic & the thoughts were rolling & the ideas & the scripture & its funny - I think it was the fastest lesson I think I put together.
Just reading scripture with no distractions around you makes so much difference. You're mind seems more open to it - you're focus seems to be on God & what he has to say. Its just funny how you don't really notice the distractions until they are gone.
So all you who are blessed with power at your home (And I am still jealous of you!) - I urge you to find some stillness in your life - find a moment of the day where its just you & God & listen to nothing but Him & His word. It's really amazing.