Rest

On Fighting Resistance And Leaning Into Rest

We sit on the deck overlooking the mountains, my girls blowing bubbles around me in a swirl of iridescent colors. The air is damp, a breeze shifts the bubbles this direction, then that way. The evening is as close to perfect as I could have imagined, watching the sun slip behind a veil of thick…

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Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings

Grace For Your Weekend What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against…

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Guest posting, Sabbath

How To Build A Refuge In The Sabbath

In Matthew Sleeth’s book, 24/6, he talks about building a refuge in the sabbath. Lately I’ve been wondering how I managed before I began actively embracing the sabbath. I work hard day after day, juggling kids, and schooling, writing, activities, mentoring meetings, cooking, cleaning, and other various, typical tasks. For years I did this 7…

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Book Reviews, Books, Rest

On Finding Spiritual Whitespace

The excitement and anticipation leading up to Refine was an emotional high I would liken to that feeling of eager, terrifying anticipation one feels before giving birth, or (for those of you without ovaries) launching a book, or setting off on a grand adventure. The thrill of the unknown and the my own human fear of…

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Allume, Rest

Results Of Rest

It’s been 2 months since I stepped away from writing regularly in this online space. 2 months–that went fast! It wasn’t that I didn’t have anymore stories to tell, or that the desire to write had faded, it had simply been that I had begun to fray at the edges. I needed to re-group and recuperate. I…

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Rest, Sabbath, writing

Sabbath In The South

I just finished my 2nd book on Sabbath keeping. I’ve read 2.5 books on rest and Sabbath over the last month, and can I say, something is happening to my soul–a good something. Rest doesn’t come easy to me, and my list of reasons (or excuses as the truth may be) is long and probably…

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Grace, Worship

Ruminating

Maybe it’s the rain, or because I’m still sifting through my reflections on Refine. I’m ruminating on a great many things these days– Last week we bid farewell to the old Ash tree that once shaded the top portion of our backyard. Though it had been healthy when we first moved in 10 years ago,…

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Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30…

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Weekend Wanderings

Weekend Wanderings

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat…

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