Hey, my friends. Welcome back to Let’s Encourage One Another.
In case you haven’t noticed it, we’ve kind of had a theme going on these past few weeks, and that is finding God in the silence.
In episode 91, we talked about those moments when God is silent, when we are seeking Him about something and yet don’t hear anything back.
And then in episode 92, I invited you to practice the holy hush this holiday season instead of the holiday hustle—you know, embracing those moments of silence and stillness together with God. Recognizing God as Emmanuel, God with us.
So when I saw Celia Miller’s Advent devotional called Be Still & Know and have been reading about her own journey into silence and stillness, I invited her back to the podcast to share with us.
Celia and I spoke about spiritual practices back in episode 63, so if you haven’t listened to that yet or want to get to know Celia better, then definitely go back and check that out.
For today, we talk about how Celia was introduced to the spiritual practice of silence, her initial response, ways we can incorporate silence into our daily lives, and why silence with God can be so powerful.
I’d love to go through Celia’s Advent devotional together with you this year, so you can find the link to that in the show notes below, as well as to other Advent resources. Silence is one of the practices we talk about in there as we bring our grief and heartache to God in our journaling, so it’s a great chance to learn more and have me there with you as your spiritual director and writing guide. You can learn more and start right away at lovedoesthat.org/journalgently.
Alright, now for my conversation with Celia Miller…
Celia resides in Greenwood, Indiana with her husband, Max, and two furbabies, Henry and Hattie. She’s an avid pursuer of good storytelling and loves to spend her free time getting lost in a good book or movie. Celia is a writer and blogger who aims to help you cultivate an intimate relationship with the Lord by giving you the tools you need to slow down, seek still moments, and behold God’s presence with you in the everyday. She’s the author of a Bible study titled, You Are Beloved: a 21-day study on how to root your identity in the love of God, which is available now exclusively on Amazon. If you would like to connect with her, check out her blog at https://celiaamiller.com or go say hello on Instagram at @celiaamiller.
CONNECT WITH CELIA:
- Advent Devotional: Be Still & Know: Seeking Still Moments in God’s Presence This Advent Season (E-book)
- Article: Reflections from The Hermitage: A Guided Silent Retreat
- Article: Living Unhurried: An Invitation Into Contemplative Prayer
ADDITIONAL EPISODES + RESOURCES:
- Episode 63: Using Christian Spiritual Practices to Draw Closer to God with Blogger and Writer Celia Miller
- Episode 91: When God is Silent: Experiencing His Presence in New Ways
- Episode 92: Practicing the Holy Hush Instead of the Holiday Hustle: Intentionally Inviting Moments of Deep Silence
- Advent Resource: When Your Silent Night Feels Empty
Learn more and register for Journal Gently, an 8-week program designed to help you use writing as a way to process hurt, grief, and trauma with God.