If you’re like me, silence is uncomfortable. Sometimes it is almost unbearable.

When I studied in college I needed noise, so the TV was always on. When I was in grad school, I needed noise, so I studied at the coffee shop.

Now that I’m a pastor, I feel like I need the quiet. But I really struggle with knowing how to be quiet and embrace silence.

These words from Eugene Peterson really struck me this morning,



How do you experience quiet?