Ending the day quietly and peacefully
After the hustle and bustle of daily life, for me, ending the day quietly and peacefully is very important.
My husband and I usually go to bed at around 9:30 these days and for the next hour or so I read (my husband likes to go to sleep). There is nothing nicer than being all cosy in bed at the end of the day reading quietly (perhaps with a mug of hot chocolate on the bed stand).
The house is perfectly still, even the cats are resting, dogs are asleep and there is complete calmness.
I couldn't think of better way to end each day.
I usually have two books on the go — one is a novel or perhaps something non-fiction and the other is my daily Christian reading. In the evening I read my novel for a short time then switch to my daily devotional/bible reading and my journal writing (which includes my daily “thankfulness” list). Following this, I usually read a chapter from my Christian reading pile — at present its Plenty for Everyone by Corrie Ten Boom. This means I end my day with the Word of God on my lips and on my mind, which for me, is the perfect way to end a day. I don’t want to sleep on something I had just watching on TV or a DVD or from a novel. I want to fall asleep with what is most precious—God’s word. My mind is full of good thoughts and not those of the world.
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;
For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.