Friday, April 19, 2013

Quiet Time

In a busy world where it seems like time just flies by, we can get so caught up in our day to day routines that we almost seem to get lost.  Lost in working, lost in running errands, lost in worry or fear, etc.  We get so caught up in the worldly things that we forget the things that are most important.  We forget about those moments that matter most.  We forget to take the time to ponder. As Dieter F. Uchtdorf has said "we would do well to slow down a little."  Taking time for those things that matter most make all the difference in our lives.

I have learned that it is really important to take time each day and ponder in a quite place.  Whether it be reading your scriptures, praying or just sitting and thinking, taking time to be alone is important. In having some quite time for myself I find that I am able to organize my thoughts and feelings and I am able to know what I need to do next in my life. As well as taking time for myself, taking time to make memories and do those things that are most important in life are a far greater blessing to me than any other thing in this life.  Taking time to learn and grow and to love one another is a far greater treasure than any worldly possession.

http://www.lds.org/pages/mormon-messages?cid=HP000016&lang=eng#moments-that-matter-most

33 comments:

  1. This is very true! There’s another word for “ponder” that I like – ruminate. I think I read an article about it before.

    The song that comes to mind right now:

    Search, ponder and pray are the things that I must do
    The spirit will guide and deep inside I know the scriptures are true.

    I knew you were Mormon the moment I read "scriptures." My parents are Mormons too. :)

    Found your blog through Arlee Bird’s shoutout. Let’s get you to 50 followers today! :)

    ~ D is for Deecoded ~

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  2. Lovely post. You are so right on slowing down and enjoying what really matters in life. I was so happy when I was able to 'get off the band wagon'! :)
    #1229
    A to Z April Blogging Challenge
    http://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/q-is-for-queasy/

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  3. This is a lovely post Jessica and a timely reminder to slow down and re-evaluate the important things in our lives, thank you. Looking forward to receiving more of your posts.

    Susan Scott's Soul Stuff

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  4. Please read the post at Blogging from A to Z today (Friday April 19). I've featured your blog to help you gain some new blog followers. Don't forget to visit those who are your new followers and have left comments so you can thank them and reciprocally follow their blogs. We're trying to accomplish some fruitful networking today!

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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  5. I call it "me time". And I know I will go seriously insane without it.

    Coffee Rings Everywhere
    Snapshots and Random Thoughts

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  6. Hi Jessica, We both got featured in Arlee's Blogging A to Z list today. Enjoyed your post today. Quiet time is so important. I make time every morning to sit quietly in the Lord's presences. Some days I just sit and pray, some time I spend time in the word. My writing comes out of my quiet time. I still spin at a pretty fast pace the rest of the day but I look for little places to pause through out the days as well.

    Thanks for writing and being part of the A-Z

    Margot

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  7. Thanks for sharing, Jessica. I'm glad to have discovered your blog through the A to Z challenge. Quiet time is vital, without it I would burn out fast.
    I love the saying at the top of your blog; it's very true. ""Enjoy the little things in life...for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things."

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    1. Thank you for your comment! It is very encouraging! :)

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  8. Aaah that precious time just for me. Great post on Q.

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  9. Such a wonderful post. I chose the same topic for my blogpost but I loved your approach to it. I'm so glad that I discovered your blog through this challenge.

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    1. I loved your post as well! Thank You!

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  10. Thank you for this quiet time!

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  11. Great point! I love the quote at the header of your blog too. Brand new follower to Little Moments!

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  12. I enjoyed your post! I love Mormon Messages too--always so inspiring.
    Kids Math Teacher

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  13. Excellent Q subject! I've yet to decide what mine will be. I'm happy to discover your blog through the A to Z Challenge and I look forward to reading more!

    -Cristyl @ www.mychillthoughts.com

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  14. You are so right. We do need to sit with our own thoughts and just listen on a regular basis. The world is full of so many distractions, but we need to shut them all off at times to center again.

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  15. This is the second post I've read today about taking a rest...pondering...just being still for awhile. I need to read this, as life is chaotic right now and I'm so tired. Thanks.
    from The Dugout

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  16. Quiet time is essential to keeping our sanity!

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  17. Great post. Visiting from A-Z

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  18. My favorite time is quiet time (maybe not constantly, but more and more every day). Lovely post ... calming in many ways.

    Silvia @ Silvia Writes


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  19. Wise words. Our lives need to have margins, but we don't leave any, and the scribbling extents to the very edges of the page. Thanks for the reminder!

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  20. I've just taken up yoga and I try to practise it every morning, with a little time for meditation and thought too. Quiet time is such a blessing :)

    Naomi @ Cornet Crafts

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  21. This is so true! And if you don't slow down you get worn out and then you might be useless for a long time. Been there, doing that. *sigh* Recently I decided to simplify--family, moving, church. When the move is over I can start writing again and all the other stuff I need to be doing.

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    Paula's Place

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  23. Great post, I love a bit of quiet time...I can't get enough quiet time!

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  25. Jessica, you are so right. I wonder how life was when writers wrote out their entire manuscripts with quill and ink. People were well read and immersed themselves in books (no skimming). People ate at the dinner table and there were no smart phones to bury their heads in and avoid face to face. It seems like there's no time anymore for any of that, but we have the same time as they had back then. I wonder what happened.

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  26. Great to meet you through the A to Z Challenge! It is great to hear from President Uchtdorf any day :) Inspirefly

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  27. Just started following you through the A-Z challenge. I agree- quiet time IS so important!

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  28. Oh how I long for quiet time!

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  29. Quiet time is to be treasured. It's so easy to overlook the value of reflection and meditation, and to forget how restorative even a few minutes of tranquility can be.

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