Helga Sierra
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Be Still, thoughts on a rainy day

As I sat in my favorite spot in my favorite coffee shop Monday afternoon, I took a break from my work and decided to make a little design for my phone, then I decided to share the final results with some friends.  

Towards the end of the year last year I had many ups and downs, everyday was a surprise and in a period of much growth it seemed as if there weren't many constants.    This year has been very different, at least internally even if there are many ups & downs throughout my day I feel a little more constant inside.  Sometimes though, as a human, I fail.  It happens naturally, resulting in me a reminder that someone greater is in control.  

The design made came from a thought came up multiple times last week.  It was ll of Psalm 46, but specifically the following verses. 

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9. He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields[d] with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.

The idea of being still and knowing that God is who He says He is was very sobering and humbling.  Yet again I was reminded that I can't control lots of things.  Sometimes I just need to stop, be still, observe the greatness of who God is, and then keep going.  A couple of days after I first read this I re-read it in the Spanish version. The phrase better translates as "Be still & recognize that I am God." 

  Picture taken at Smoky Mountains National Park, Rainbow Waterfall Trail. 

Picture taken at Smoky Mountains National Park, Rainbow Waterfall Trail. 

As I try to write these phrases in my heart, I realized I needed a reminder.  My phone is the device I look at the most during the day, besides my laptop, so I made 3 different phone backgrounds. I also had a new font (adrift), that I want to use for everything, so it was fun to put it to use for myself.  I love taking photos of nature, when I am outside I can easily connect with who God is and admire his greatness and creativity.  So the backgrounds I used are pictures I took in 2 different trips, some at the Smoky Mountains (because the black & white reminds me of stillness) and one in Honduras (because I always love color and bodies of water).  

After making the covers, I thought to myself that others might find these reminders comforting also.  If you like the covers, I hope you download them and use them as your phone wallpaper or send them to a friend via text.  

 

Just click on the picture YOU WANT & save it...


Did you like the pictures?? I love nature  Be on the lookout for a new post with pictures from Smoky Mountains. If not, here's a link to picture of my beautiful homeland: Honduras. 

Until Next Time.