Wrapped in a Quilt of Patchwork Gray

Looking out through the windowpane onto the cold water there is a hush over the lake, even the geese are quiet. I pull my quilt tight up around my shoulders. Once again I woke to a speckled gray dawn, but I can’t say I mind. It seems to have a calming affect, a quiet gift of the morning. I trust the sun to rise again! But for now, I am contented to view the beauty of this mellow dawn tucked in my little retreat, in the warmth of my chair, wrapped in a quilt of patchwork gray.

Maybe the reason the subdued colors feel as comforting as this quilt wrapped around my shoulders is because it is such a drastic contrast to the bold and crazy schedule of last week. Unexpected events have left my mind full and my body tired. That is when I know it is time to clear the noise! it is time to be quiet and to rest in the stillness of my Lord’s voice.

“Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; for I trust in You;”

(Psalm 143:8)

For me, that means I need to breath deeply and trust Him with each new step before me. I need to stop contemplating and problem solving what tomorrow may hold. Just like this morning, there is a gift when I can “be” in the moment that is before me.

Every breath is HIS!


It isn’t always easy to be right where you are, especially when there are events occurring that leave question marks for the future. However, no matter who we are, we are where we are! The difficult part…is accepting it!

“Teach me the way in which I should walk; for to You I lift up my soul.”

(Psalm 143:8)

Today the sun may not be seen, but it is still there, and I also cherish the history of knowing I can trust it will always hold it’s position and it will surely shine brightly again. And, as much as there are some days that I love having the sun bright and bold in the sky, today is not one of them. Today, I am cherishing the tranquility of this moment. I am embraced by my God, as I accept this precious gift of the morning through a tiny treasure of being wrapped in a quilt of patchwork gray.

Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning;
For I trust in You;
Teach me the way in which I should walk;
For to You I lift up my soul.

(Psalm 143:8 NASB)


  1. Jackie Miller on January 25, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    This was a perfect one for me today. Thank you, Regina ~ as always!!
    Love & prayers………….

    • Regina Becknell on January 26, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks so much for inviting others to the Porch!!!

  2. Jane Stout on January 25, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Serenity for the soul. Thank you Regina.

    • Regina Becknell on January 26, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      I am so glad you had a chance to visit Jane. Thank you for your encouraging words!🤗

  3. Bruce on January 26, 2018 at 12:53 am

    What great perspective and great way to enjoy a cold, winter morning.

    • Regina Becknell on January 26, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      😉 especially when you are blessed with the treasure of a quilt

  4. Angela on January 26, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    As I am waiting for Target to open going over my to do list for today I needed this reminder.
    That we would rest in the stillness of His voice. So hard in this busy world has to be a choice a priority. Follow His path. Choose His ways.
    Thank you for the reminder!!

    • Regina Becknell on January 26, 2018 at 2:15 pm

      I am right there with you…reminders come in all shapes and sizes including quilts😉!

  5. Janet on January 27, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you, Regina. I love the early mornings wrapped in my own quilt. This week has been a trying one for us, too. It’s comforting to know God is in charge and we have to trust in him.. I look forward to your message each week.

    • Regina Becknell on February 1, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      Sometimes it is these “small” things like our quilts and the quiet of the mornings that often turn into the biggest blessings in our lives…especially when things are out of balance. Then they turn into our precious gifts…saying a little prayer for you right now!

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