TWO Words

Years ago, an unexpected friendship came my way. Despite an age difference of four decades, we made an immediate soul connection.

Regardless of the situation . . .

My friend advised me: “Proceed in quietness and confidence.”

The advice never changed. The two words, “quietness and confidence,” have continued to speak to me.

Before we went our separate ways, I was told the response of quietness and confidence would be my strength with whoever and in whatever I faced.

I can say for sure . . . these two words are essential in living the best life . . . all the time.

The thing is . . .

When I’m in a hurry to get at it, there’s a tendency to rush into a situation . . . as if, it’s a task on the to-do-list.

Hurrying is not the best long term plan for living the best life (this is an ongoing lesson for me).
I’ve learned there is wisdom in giving time and space to the things that matter, which requires slowing down from the high-speed chase of living. Sifting and sorting through the pieces with God and trusted advisors produces clarity.

And . . . I now understand . . .

It’s an ongoing process to stay in the space of quietness and confidence.

So . . . it’s my turn to give the same advice . . .

Go in quietness and confidence. It will be your strength—Kerrie

Finally–Here’s the God-Word of this advice:

“In returning and rest you shall be saved;
In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” (Isaiah 30:15, NKV).

One more thing–It’s imperative we demonstrate our advice to the next generation . . . look who’s one of the next . . .

Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2018 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

(Pictures by Shelly Mackerell Photography)


Author: Kerrie Carlisle Palmer

Hi there, I am a Life-Story Teller, Co-Developer of TableThink (, co-host of TableThink and Think On This Podcasts, Pastor, Church Planter, Founder of Red Door Church. I love to be with my family, friends, and anyone I meet along the way. Two musts are coffee and celebrations. I hope you and I are able to connect soon.

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