Tag: Relaxation

Finding Peace in the Silence

There is a peace in silence. Have you been there? To the place where there is no noise. Not that easy these days is it? I took a web free vacation this past weekend and didn’t post a thing. Yep, time for some R & R with no internet.   I have to say, I miss those days.  I mean, I love you all, and I love reading your posts as you pour out your hearts – that I missed. But do you remember the days before Google, before Smartphones, and before the Internet?

I don’t think our kids get to experience that.  They talk on the phone, message, snap-chat, instagram, FB, etc – everything is online whether you want it there or not.  And I have heard so many horror stories about how people are finding out about personal family issues online. I know, it happened to me too.

How can we value privacy when we don’t have any?

How can we hear God if we don’t listen?be still

Here is an excerpt from Beliefnet along with my interpretation…

 

Six Benefits of Silence

1. Soul Refreshing

We cannot pour water into a cup that won’t sit still.

 

2. Soul Restoration

We  cannot strip away the old and put on the new if you won’t stop to get dressed.

 

3.Soul Healing

We cannot expect a wound to heal if you won’t bring it to the surface and let the Holy Spirit take it away.

 

silence4. Soul Listening

We cannot hear if we don’t stop talking.

 

5.  Soul Quieting

We cannot receive from God if we are too busy with our hands doing what we want.

 

6. Soul Ravishing

We cannot enter that intimate place with God and let him pour His love on us if we won’t sit still.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Peace in the Storm

rain35Peace in the Storm.  Do you like storms? I remember sitting on the porch with my mom and watching the storms. The lightning, the thunder, the rain.  I love the smell of the rain.  They are so pretty to watch – when you are in a safe place.

 

But what if you are stuck in the middle of the storm?  Have you ever had to pull over in the car because you couldn’t see? Sit and wait for the storm to pass? It wasn’t so fun then. When you are stuck in the middle – with nowhere to go.

 

Take a relaxing journey with me – and meet Peace…

 

 

GOD’S WORD FOR YOU:

Matthew 5:9 – Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Philippians 4:7 – And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 – Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord [be] with you all.

John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 

 

MY PRAYER FOR YOU:

Dear Lord,

Peace is not the absence of trouble but the presence of You.  Let us be more aware of  Your Presence in the now. We fix our eyes upon You Jesus, and rest as You calm our hearts and minds in the midst of whatever storm we are going through, in Jesus Name.

Skip Rocks

Skip Rocks. Have you ever done that? What a great way to relax and reflect.  Funny the things we remember from growing up.  I used to do this as a kid at our old farmhouse. Here is a new song I am working on. Old Farm

 

Skip Rocks

Copyright 2014 Diana Rasmussen

When she 12 he walked her home
Her first kiss was at her street’s dead end
the next day he said he had a new friend
Trampled underfoot like cobblestone

When she was 16 she went to the prom
Flowers in her hair and blue satin gown
Limousine, dinner, out on the town
Sparkling gemstone in a masterpiece

She took off her shoes, walked in the grass
Picked up stones along the way
Black was for fear, gray was for tears
She went down to the creek – to skip rocks

When she was 22 she finished college
Money and cars and a new boyfriend
got busy with beer, a brand new career
tied the knot, but she missed her old spot

When she was 30 she had her first child
beautiful daughter, hair and eyes of brown
Skyscrapers and concrete all around
Suburban life of a city wife

She took off her shoes, walked in the grass
Picked up stones along the way
Black was for fear, gray was for tears
She went down to the creek – to skip rocks

When she was 40 her parents passed away
died in their sleep, went to Heaven that day
She took her daughter back to the farm
They went down to the creek – to skip rocks

They took off her shoes, walked in the grass
Picked up stones along the way
Black was for fear, gray was for tears
They went down to the creek – to skip rocks

Jazzy Monday

Jazz at the Harbor

Jazzy Monday. Here are a few of my instrumentals.  I love jazz. You don’t have to talk or think. Yep, it’s Monday!  Let’s rest and relax in Him today.

 

 

 

 

come to me

Dear Lord,

Today we take you up on your offer and today we REST.  You said you would lead us, guide us, provide for us, strengthen us, heal us, and save us.  Let it be done as we rest in You and Your Word today, in Jesus Name.

It’s Movie Day!

It’s Movie Day Here – yeah, after yesterdays post (The $50,000 Cup of Coffee) I figure I better just listen for a while and be quiet.  I admit I don’t know it all – yet I refuse to give up. Forgive me for my rants sometimes…guess I’m still human.  I love you all and your thoughts and comments mean more to me than you will ever know.  God bless you all, Diana

These are all videos I made – I love playing with stuff like that.  I can’t draw (I do stick people) so the computer gives me a lot more artistic freedom.  My kids are all great artists, guess they got those genes!

 PRAYERS AND PROMISES on YouTube

How about you?  Do you have a YouTube Channel?

Why don’t you put it in the comments and we can support each other?

Thanks, and have fun – get the popcorn!

 

I took this movie right outside our door – great lightning storm!

AMAZING LIGHTNING STORM

 

This is me playing my Korg keyboard with some awesome sound effects and video effects!

HEALING RAIN

 

And just for fun, here is a Celtic Tune I made – all with my computer, lol!

THE MEADOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fuzzy Socks

FUZZY SOCKS

~Copyright 2013 Diana Rasmussen~

Fuzzy socks

Fuzzy slippers

Fuzzy robe

Nobody’s home

Warm fireplace

Flames of Grace

Smooth jazz

Saturday pizazz

Razzamatazz

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Latter Rain

Daily Prompt: Thank You

Today I wanted to thank all those who have stopped by at my little “corner” of the World here at Prayers and Promises.  I am grateful for your presence. And I love to read about you and how you we are all growing stronger every day.  Some of the battles have yet to be won – yet I believe together we can accomplish much – with God’s help and direction. Thank you for listening, I really do appreciate all of your support.  I cannot tell you how much it means to me to have someone that actually listens to what I have to say.

 You have helped me believe in myself again.

And the prayers you have prayed for me have been answered – I have such a peace today.  

Thank you!

 I pray God’s abundant peace and blessings to all of you, I love you all!

Diana

To help you relax today, I put this out at BandCamp.  You can listen for free, or buy too if you want to.  Thank you, for being there…

Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD.

His going forth is established as the morning;

He will come to us like the rain,

Like the latter and former rain to the earth. (Hosea 6:3)

LATTER RAIN features the best of Diana’s Instrumentals with music from all over the World!

Many of these songs have won TOP 10 Awards at Broadjam, Inc.

 

LATTER RAIN

(Available at BandCamp $7 USD)

LATTER RAIN TRACKS:

1. Latter Rain

2.  The Meadow

3.  Fireflies

4,  Miriam’s Dance

5. Faith

6. EarthSong

7. In The Beginning

8.  Latin Mix