Where do you go to escape the noisiness of life, the frustrations, the fears and worries?  When I was a kid, I always retreated to my closet.  It was a dark, quiet place where no one could hear my words of anger or frustration. My little sister shared the room with me and would show up sooner or later, so my secret hide-away was no longer mine.

Some find refuge in the forest or the mountains.  Escaping to God’s beautiful creation is not only refreshing, but seems to bring you closer to Him.  The air is fresher, the view more spectacular, the sounds of the city evaporate and all you hear are the chirping of birds or an occasional animal sharing your space.

Others thrive on active places where they can blend into a crowd and melt into the noise.  They actually feel more comfortable when they’re surrounded by people.

Some escape into their work, especially if it’s something they have a passion for – like the arts, teaching, professional sports, building a profession.  Some fall into the traps Satan lays for them.  We could find a house of God – a space where we can speak to God on a personal basis – pouring out our problems, our goals, our concerns.  We could seek a place in nature.  We could hide in a closet.

The truth is we have a sanctuary where ever we go.  God has placed Himself within us so we can carry Him into any situation.  Because of His bountiful love, we have a new relationship with Him.  Of course we should hold Him in the highest reverence, but now the curtain that once divided us  has been torn and we have free access – when ever we need it.




As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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4 Responses to SANCTUARY

  1. Terri says:

    I am the secretary at my church. Most days nobody is at the church except me during much of the time I am there. I love the quiet and when I sit in the sanctuary to work on the service for Sunday that is where I tend to end up having some of the best meetings with God…. in the Sanctuary is my sanctuary 🙂 Though like you said we do truly have sanctuary wherever we go! lovely post!

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    • atimetoshare says:

      How blessed you are to work at the house of God. To have that opportunity to sit in his house at any time is great. Thanks for your kind comments.


  2. Well said, my sister in the Lord Jesus! Remain in the Truth – Reuben

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