Posts Tagged rest

When God Has to Slow Us Down

When God Has to Slow Us Down

Oh, no! The one thing I was hoping to avoid happened this past weekend. I guess I was way overdue. I’ve been faithful every year in getting the flu shot, and I was planning to get the shot this Friday when I had my regular appointment with my doctor. The only problem – I got the flu last weekend – before I could get the shot. It wasn’t what I had planned for this week.

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Enjoying God’s Creation

Enjoying God's Creation

I love the beach! This week I’ve had some rest time at the beach with my family, and it’s been just what I needed. One of my favorite things about it is the beautiful sunsets. One night this was the picture of the sky from our balcony. When I see the beauty of God’s creation on this earth, I can’t even imagine what heaven is going to look like. As beautiful as this sunset was,

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Starting the New Year With Rest

Starting the New Year With Rest

If I could be anything other than a human, I’d love to be a cat. I live with two cats, and I can tell you from first-hand experience that cats have mastered the art of rest. My cats leisurely walk over to eat from their bowls. When they’re satisfied, they find a comfortable spot where they can lie down to rest. They may play for a while, but then return to a cozy spot to

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Time for Rest

Are you worn out and need a break from a hectic schedule? Do you need some time to rejuvenate and replenish in the midst of a difficult season of life? Last week I could answer yes to both of those questions. I didn’t take a vacation last year or get away for a time of relaxation and rest. (I don’t describe leading a mission trip or going to a conference as venues for rest. I

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How To Minimize Stress in Your Life (Part 2)

In my last post, I began a five-part series on how to minimize stress in your life by avoiding five things, using Psalm 23 as a guide. Last time we looked at how worry affects us and how to avoid it. The second thing to avoid is running on empty.     Psalm 23:2 – “He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.” David gives us a picture of nourishment

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Making Time to Rest

Guest Post by Cindy Sproles: I met Cindy at the Blue Ridge Christian Writer’s Conference this year, and she made a huge impact in my life. She loves the Lord, has a heart for people, and knows how to encourage others. When I asked her to be a guest blogger, she graciously said yes, and I’m thrilled to be able to share her words of wisdom with you. Her newest book, New Sheets – Thirty Days to Refine

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Rest: How?

How do we rest when our lives are maxed out with to-do lists and circumstances of life, and we’re pressed from all sides? In my last post, Rest: What is That?, I shared three reasons why people don’t rest. We need rest, but we struggle with incorporating it into our busy schedules. So what’s the solution? REST. R – Reorder your priorities. Ask God to show you His priorities for you. What is most important

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Rest: What is That?

Do you ever feel like a hamster running in a tread wheel? For many of us, life has become a fast-paced sprint that never stops. As I meet with women each week, I hear a recurring theme: “I need rest.” And I’m right there with them. I’m tired. I need rest, too. We have become a society that rushes through life and fills our calendars to overflowing. We’re exhausted and weary, but we don’t stop to

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Are You Resting?

We have looked at two misconceptions of good time management over the last two posts. Today I want to share a third misconception: If I rest or take time off, I’m wasting time. Many of us struggle with this mentality. We think, I can’t take any time off or do something just for fun. I’ve got too much to do. If I rest, I’m not being productive. To the contrary, we need to have some

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