My name is Rhonda and my name means “noisy.” Most people who know me don’t think I’m noisy but they don’t know what it’s like to live within my head. It’s noisy up there.

I have been thinking about writing for a long time but scared off for a number of reasons, including but not limited to: sharing my thoughts does not come easily to me; who would want to read about my thoughts anyways; what will people think of me; and will have I have anything to write?

But I’m compelled to write. My desires outweigh my fears so I’m stepping out. I’m calling this blog “bestillmysoul” to remind myself about the purpose of writing: to still my thoughts. I hope you will be blessed, encouraged, or “whatever” as you read.

Be Still My Soul has also become one of my favourite hymns. I was introduced to this hymn through David Powlison in my very first counselling class, Dynamics of Biblical Change. The writer, Kathrina von Schiegal, probably wrote this hymn out of some great loss. Not that I’ve experienced great loss, per se, but God has┬áled me through darkened vales of tears and I have struggled with sorrows and fears. And God has shown to me His heart, His love, and His soothing comfort.

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