Dare to Be Still

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Sitting Still

That we might know He is God

Stillness.  A word not often used in Christian circles but one that captures my attention and a verse that doesn't seem to loosen its grip on me: “Be still and know that I am God.”   - Psalm 46:10

I pray God will begin to weave stillness into the fabric of our lives. You and me and our crazy, busy, demanding, noisy days. Please join me on this journey into stillness through my weekly blog posts or at a women's retreat... that we might know He is God.

- Clarice Aeby

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April 11, 2020

Sometimes God gives us opportunities to see things more clearly even in the worst of times – hard, sad, scary times like we are in now. “Wisdom is seeing things from God’s point of view,” Adrian Rogers says. Come sit still with me today and join me in some thoughts about a possible vision correction.

April 4, 2020

This season is full of different -- for our nation, for the world and for us. One day our lives will return to something more familiar, but how do we live in the meantime? Come sit still with me today. I have some ideas that might break through a hard – or boring – time for you in this season. Your meantime could become one of those spiritual mountain tops you never forget.

March 21, 2020

How easily we look at the world from one perspective: our own. Babies, of course, always have only one point of view – theirs. Good Moms tend to see the world from that same frame – by choice or necessity. “I’ll do whatever my baby needs.” Many of us adults have a tendency to move in that same self-centered direction hoping, even sometimes expecting, the world to bend to our wishes. While many of the elders in our world may want that option, they often don’t have it.

March 14, 2020

Do you ever experience a sleepless night? Or perhaps you fall asleep but wake in the hours of darkness only to find no path back to sound sleep. Can something good come from that dark alone? I am blessed by usually sleeping well. In fact, if I maintain a regular sleep pattern, I can count on seven hours of deep sleep. But I admit I don’t always adhere to what I know are my best sleeping hours. And I pay a price the next day.

February 28, 2020

We call our getaway retreats with God: “Dare to Be Still.” It’s a dare to believe that when we draw near to God, He draws near to us. (James 4:8) Then recently, a wise woman whose life and faith I admire told me that many who heard about these retreats may interpret STILLNESS to mean NOTHING. I take responsibility for that misunderstanding. I realized I needed to give a fuller explanation of what happens at these unique weekends.

February 22, 2020

I recently experienced a “victory.” It was a time and place where God showed up. And it deserved my full attention to the details of how. What if after a victory, you paused to consider the backstory? Would you have more or less reason to celebrate? Come sit still with me today, and let’s talk about gratitude and contentment.

February 14, 2020

I’ve just spent an evening with 50 ladies who sat in the quiet stillness of God’s presence for thirty minutes…the same time it takes to watch your favorite news broadcast, or cook up some fish and veggies, or jog a couple miles. What if you spent thirty minutes alone with God? What might happen?

February 8, 2020

“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.” - Psalm 95:6 The days of actually hanging out on my knees with Jesus are over. For decades this humble posture meant so much to me. The Bible speaks of various physical postures to take when we come before the Lord. What can we learn on our knees that is different than if we were standing? And what if you can’t bend down? Please join me for some thoughts about Psalm 95.

February 1, 2020

Here’s a different thought about our time in God’s Word. What if we hit pause on overview learning? What if we slowed way down to consider one powerful truth until it sunk into the depths of us before we moved on? Years ago my life was transformed when I paused on Psalm 23:1: “Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need.” Now I find myself in the middle of another pause. Oh, it’s a different topic, but it’s been 74 straight days. I’m beginning to feel different and it’s coming fr...

January 25, 2020

I picked up another book hoping I’d finally get prayer figured out. But instead I faced this reality -- I probably never will. It seems like prayer should be simple enough. After all, I’ve known how to talk for decades now. What’s the difference between talking to God and talking to people?

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“Dare to Be Still" is a women’s ministry of New Hope Eugene in Oregon.

Any woman with a hunger to know Jesus Christ in a deeper way is welcome to participate.