a deeper meaning to ‘be still’.

a deeper meaning to ‘be still’.


Love this rainbow and the promise of hope after a rainy day. Lots of time to be quiet, cuddle, and relax. To literally be still.


But I think there is a deeper meaning to ‘be still’. To stop worrying, stop trying to control things. to wait. to find contentment.


Be Still.

What does that mean? Sometimes it’s good to literally be still—slow down, rest, pause, and reflect.

And then I believe there is a deeper meaning. It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about over the last few years. There’s an inner stillness I crave. It’s a letting go and a quiet place where I don’t worry, control or fret. It’s a stable place inside me where I can rest in the knowledge that I am safe and loved. And those around me are safe and loved. The world is not a random chaotic place but instead, we find ourselves gently held by the God of the universe.

stackable name rings - be still text
  thin sterling cuff - be still text

So how do we cultivate this inner stillness? Phew! I wish it was an easy 1-2-3 formula and BANG there we are! Peaceful and worry-free. Instead, I find that just as I have practiced worrying and overthinking for most of my life, I have to practice stillness, letting go, and changing my thought patterns to what is true. What is true is that God holds all things including me. I am not God. Therefore I can let go. Initially, this feels like freefalling! But slowly I’m learning to relax into the freedom that comes with letting go. It’s all okay. And when it’s not okay I find myself surrounded with a grace and peace that affirms I am safe. It’s still all okay.

The deeper meaning of Be Still

Life isn’t easy. Being human is hard. And yet I am learning to lean into a beautiful stillness. I’m learning I am loved by the God of the universe. I am safe. I can stop rushing and worrying and trying to control the uncontrollable. I can wait, and find contentment. It’s all okay.

Be still.

Love the simplicity of this be still necklace. Love the meaning behind it.

With all the busyness/craziness of life, how do you find time to be still?


  1. I am deeply moved by this verse and what a timely reminder to just sit back and pause and just think of my supreme God who is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He knows just what is right for me and anything beyond my control i leave it all to Him…Jesus my provider! my comforter! my Strength! My Joy! My Lord and my Savior !

  2. It means to rest in the comfort of the Lord irrespective of your circumstances. The ability to totally rely on God for that particular answer towards the challenge one is facing.Glory to God.

    1. And I believe that’s the hardest thing to do. I’ve always felt so independent but once I became saved I had to learn “Stop and give it to God” for me I still have to go back and say I am sorry Father forgive me please take this situation and do as You will not as my will but Yours. It is definitely a daily learning for me

  3. Yes to live happily but not crucially ecstatic or simply down in the dumps to have faith god brings u thru this storm into brighter days hope and praying for his forgiveness to continue in a better spirit

  4. Be still means to listen. If we want to hear what God has to say on a situation or problem, He will instruct us in our spirit in a still small voice.

    1. There is a song by the Eagles called Learn To Be Still.
      It is about this same message, put to beautiful music.

  5. Isn’t that the truth? Love this necklace…it would be a good reminder every day to stop & smell the roses….

  6. I just LOVE your work…each piece is so very unique! At the moment, your Be Still necklace is my favorite…but my favorite changes all the time :o)
    And I really like the new tag you added to this pendant. It adds that little extra bit of something special!

  7. I just want to say how beautiful your necklaces are, very heartfelt creations! I love the petite original necklace!

  8. Absolutely LOVE the tag on the back of the necklace. I wear my “Be Still” necklace nearly every day and I often will hold it in my hand and think those words — it is amazing how soothing that mantra can be! I would say that I wish I had waited so I could have owned this newer tagged version, but mine has provided me with too much happiness already to regret a single day of owning it. Thank you for creating such beautiful jewelry!

  9. I just ordered this necklace and I can’t wait to get it. it will be a daily reminder to be still and trust in God, to live in the moment instead of worrying about the future. Thank you.

  10. I received a gift certificate to your website from a dear friend for my birthday. I’ve been trying to decide whether to get Heartstrings (which means I have to wait until we find out what baby #2 is and name him/her) or Be Still. I would love to have a beautiful symbol around my neck to honor the precious gifts that God has given me, my husband and two children, but I also know that God is constantly whispering to my heart to be still. I know I can only be the wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, employee, and homemaker God wants me to be if I stay connected to HIM! Seeing that you added the “Be Still” tag on the back may have just made my necklace decision! Thank you! Now I’ll just have to save up myself for the other one. 🙂

    Blessings to you!

  11. ooh, I love this post.
    And I love the tag.
    And I love the thought of being still.
    Though I wasn’t very good at it while I was touring with A Chorus Line.
    My most often note I got was “stop moving.”

  12. Wow, the rainbow sure is beautiful. It reminds me the “Skittles” candy.

    The only thing I can think of “Be Still” is when both of my sons are still sound asleep in their cozy bed while I am up early in the morning with a cup of warm Chai Tea, having a moment to myself before getting into a hectic schedule.

  13. Ohhhh I love the Be Still added to the back…Im jealous I just got this necklace and love that message…I think that is why I fell in love with it so long ago.. Your creativity and your message are inspiring 🙂

  14. Lisa, thanks for the lovely reminder. I try every single day to wonder at how amazing nature is – I’m a passionate gardener and nature lover. My main moment of ‘being still’ each day is sitting on my verandah steps hand-feeding some of our pekin and khaki campbell ducks. Two of our pet pekins ‘Bob and Ted’ get almost into my lap to get the bread and I love stroking their backs and tickling them under their beaks. Our chooks join in too! Thank you for reminding me how ‘still’ I feel when I’m doing this. Smiles for your night/day from NZ.

  15. Gah, I love that necklace and have been wanting it so much! Now more than ever. Be still is a part of the meditation that I use when I get/ make the time for meditation in my life. It is based on the “be still and know that I am God” scripture. It brings me such comfort and peace. Lovely photo!

  16. more than anything, i love the picture. this a.m. i was writing in my journal asking God to help me remember His promises and remain encouraged through the dry times. your photo is a word picture of just that. thank you.

  17. Beautiful picture!
    Love the new tag on the back of this necklace. It’s on my wishlist.
    I think that you have to make moments to be still as an act of the will, b/c it’s so hard to do it in the everyday lives we lead, especially as moms with small children. But it’s so important for our well being, and for me, to be able to hear God.

  18. Be still, hmmmmmmm; holding my babies, petting my dogs, looking through my camera’s lens and gazing out the window over my kitchen sink (since I spend a lot of time in the kitchen).

  19. I love the new tag on your be still necklace. It is quite meaningful.

    Now if I could just get my husband to get me one of your necklaces! 🙂

    I hope you all get healthy. We have been struggling with illnesses a bit too. I am tired of those cold germs!

  20. Lisa,

    I just want to say I love your designs, especially this be still necklace! When I was going through cancer right after my 26th Birthday and the birth of my son, “Be Still and know that I am God” was a verse that got me through!

    On a different note, I would love to know what you use to darken your letters….I tried liver of sulfer but it seems like such a process….any tips? And the antiquing…how do you do that? I find when I polish my blanks they are way too shiny for my liking.


  21. We have a lot of crazies in our life right now, as does everyone else and I have to remind myself to be still…The necklace is beautiful and what a simple yet elegant remember of what is important in life…I often take big,deep breaths and try to be still….remember what is important and calm down if I need to,,,,on a greater note church and exercise help me achieve a sense of calm.

  22. Last night my husband and I went to bed early after putting all the kids to bed. We got in bed…. turned on Diana Krall’s new CD… and listened to her voice… so mellow… so relaxing… so still…. We had the best intentions of having “grown up time”……. BUT…… WE BOTH FELL ASLEEP!!! ha! ha!… Oh the joys of having 9 kids…. you have no energy for anything else! 🙂

  23. I lost my son during birth on his due date several months ago. During my grief God held me and stilled my soul in such an amazing way. Then God surprised me with a new pregnancy 2 and a half months after I lost my baby. Since finding out almost three months ago I have been so thankful but also completely panicked. My soul has been anything but still. At the same time this has been really difficult physically and I have had to literally sit or lie still with my thoughts a lot… Yesterday morning God spoke to me over and over through the sermon, my devotional, and my husband and I felt such a peace and a beautiful needed stillness in my soul. First thing this morning I woke up to a new week, husband back to work and I was struggling to hold onto what God gave me yesterday, fighting all the worries again… and here was a message straight from God through you. I appreciate this post and all the comments especially Amanda’s. My only choice is to put my hands down and accept whatever it is that God plans to give me. Lisa I have been so inspired by David’s story and your loving, trusting acceptance of God’s will in your life. Your blog has been a comfort to me over the past several months and I am just now having the courage to comment:) I plan to get the necklace and wear it daily during this pregnancy as a concrete reminder to just stop, be still and wait for the Lord… His peace is so precious and surrender is so hard but so refreshing!

  24. Such inspiring comments on here – last week was anything but calm and still for us, so this week I am going to listen for God whispering (or yelling!) to me, enjoy the sunshine today and look out for the signs of spring. I hope you find calm amidst the storms of life this week as well!

  25. Gorgeous picture….hope the boys are feeling better soon. Love the necklace….being still comes easier and easier these days. Have a wonderful week!

  26. Spectacular shot. I find myself holding my breath in the moment this photo captures.

    Sitting and watching the clouds roll by. Feeling the wind caress my face. The sound of the world buzzing life around me while I sit motionless just breathing. Sipping a warm cup of hot cocoa.

    These are the moments I am still.

    I am looking forward to the day when I own one of your necklaces. Simply. Beautiful.

  27. Hello everyone! Yes, there is a deeper meaning to “be still”. Today in church our pastor taught on the Bible scripture, “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
    “Be still’ means to stop striving, stop fighting, relax. It also means to “put your hands down”. Sometimes we put our hands up to defend ourselves from all that life can bring our way. We put up our hands so that we can fight things off.
    To “know” means to purposefully and intentionally think about God (who He is and how good He is to us).
    So, to me, “be still” means to put down my hands, stop fighting/striving and purposefully think about God and how good He has been to me and will continue to be………………….

      1. I’ve been dealing with an affliction in my body for the past 20 years to the point where I can’t lift up my head, when I walk I’m always looking down, can’t move my head to the right or left, I have to turn my body all the way around. I’m ALWAYS in PAIN 24/7 there is not a minute, second or hour I’m not in PAIN. I’m 61 went in for a procedure when I was in my early 40’s and this is the results. Over the years I went to doctors, chiropractor , rehab had x-rays, MRI took different kinds of medications NOTHING helped as I was listening to a Pastor on 2-9-2023 on YouTube and he was teaching about the scripture BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I’M GOD hit my understanding I’ve been saved for the last 25+years heard the scripture many, many, many times over but THE UNDERSTANDING HIT MY SPIRIT about when there is NOTHING you can do RELAX THAT WORD RELAX AND KNOW THAT I’M GOD gave me a NEW UNDERSTANDING because I’ve been trying to work it out by doing ANYTHING to relieve some kind of pain, but TODAY on 2-10-2023 I’m going to BE STILL IN MY PAIN AND KNOW THAT HE’S GOD. WHAT A REVELATION TO THAT SCRIPTURE TO MY SPIRIT.

        1. Thank you for what you said. I have been struggling daily with a fight for my spiritual life. I know that the Lord is bringing me threw. I may not enjoy it but in the process I m getting to understand.

        2. How beautiful your story is Sister.I have been fighting severe depression all my life.No matter what we have to go through in this life,THERE’S A BETTER DAY A COMING.This is only temporary.THAT’S GOD’S PROMISE.PRAISE THE LORD!!!!

        3. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ be healed. Let the resurrection power of Jesus heal and strengthened the affected parts.Let the long suffering come to an end in Jesus.

        4. Wow! Getting revelation is so freeing. I pray that your “surrender” will unleash that which has held back your healing. I praise God for restoration in your body, soul, and spirit. Be blessed!

    1. 12 years and I actually came looking for this definition. Thank you Lord your words are times 🥰 Thank you Amanda x

      1. Yes here it is 12 yrs later and how thankful I am for Psalm 46:10. What truly blesses me is the wonderful invitation to be still and know He is God! He has everything in His control and we need to believe what He says. How freeing to know that He loves us so much that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die in our place for our sin and He is sinless yet He took our sin upon Himself. He died for us and rose again. He defeated death for us! So many times we quote John 3:16 but never bother to share John 3:17. Listen to how wonderful this is. For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son that WHOSOEVER believes in Him shall have eternal life. 17) For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved. Let us be still in Him

    2. ROM.8:16 the spirit will bear witness.ect
      Be quiet and listen to you inner spirit, the small still voice, job 32:8 it knows it inspiration of the all mighty

  28. I love the “be still” pendant….what a gentle reminder of how to live each day….well, most days anyhow….somedays you just can’t stop the waves that hit you and occasionally knock you down !

  29. I’m not good at being still. There always has to be SOMEthing that needs to be done RIGHT now. I get almost paniced, sometimes when I try to be still. and quiet myself. Since I”ve been sick lately (Pneumonia that is hanging on and hanging on…) I’ve found that I do need to stop and rest often. And go to bed earlier. I’ve been trying to be in bed a little before I NEED to, so I can lie under my comforter, drowsy and warm and just focus on my breathing and the comfoted feeling. I’ve been feining that I wake up more rested. That’s how I”ve been still, lately.

    This may be my new favorite necklace. Oh wait, there’s the friendship one (darling!) that’s on my wishlist. But, now that you’ve got the tag on the back of this…too, too cute!

    Thank you, Lisa, for this little bit of peace in my day!

  30. Lisa,

    I think that your jewelry is wonderful and fun and inspiring. I love to come and look at it and try to decide which piece I want.

    Thanks so much for being an inspiration.

  31. Hey Sarah
    I’ve been really thinking about being still. It’s something I stuggle with. Spending time online is definitely not being still (for me)! Sometimes when the boys are in school I’ll park near the ocean and watch the waves and let my mind think. I need quiet. Even when the boys were really little I needed alone time-time to get away, think, make lists and/or rest.

  32. First the AAHHHH from the rainbow (simply stunning) and then your words….you actually got me to calm my breathing… and then the necklace. Two simple words to remind me. I needed that today. I’ve had a difficult time remembering HOW to be still. Gotta get back to that. Thanks!!!

  33. Thank you for this great reminder. I like to go to the Word to be still. It is so wonderful to read God’s promises and know that whatever negative things are happening, HE is in control and it will ALL be ok.

  34. As I was reading I was asking…I wonder how she is still with busy children….how does she get them to be calm, still, and quiet. Please do share! My two year old Henry is coming down with a croupy cold…and I am planning on a quiet calm week…we’ll see how we do.

  35. We had a week long of being stuck indoors with sickness and snow. I had moments where I could find solace in being still and others where I had serious cabin fever. This is such a nice reminder/symbol to put things back in perspective of how to be in the moment and not get caught up in the business life throws at us.

  36. lisa….
    this is beautiful and something i needed right at this moment! something i am trying so hard to work on these days! thank you for sharing simple beauty…..afterall, isn’t that the best?
    what a sweet reminder….a gentle nudge from God….to be still! be still! say it again……be still and KNOW that HE IS GOD!
    love it! love it!
    was this a give away? i’m just saying! lol….just kidding!

    i am so glad that you guys are doing well….better! i like that!

  37. A good reminder! I’ve had the pleasure of nursing my two sons– Hudson until he was one and a half,and I’m still nursing 9 month old Silas… before becoming a mom I had such a hard time sitting down and living in the moment…just being– nursing forced me to learn how to be content, to enjoy life! To notice the smallest things- including my sweet baby’s eyelashes!- and thank Jesus for each breath. What a blessing. What a way to put life in perspective.

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