Consider // Broken before God

Do you give your brokenness to God? Have you practiced the posture of dependence? As part of our faith walk, we are charged with going to God with our brokenness, our burdens, our sins. Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. // Matthew 11:28 VOICE Matthew 11:28…

Give me rest

“O Lord… You know me more deeply and fully than I know myself. You love me with a greater love than I can love myself. You even offer me more than I can desire… Take my tired body, my confused mind, and my restless soul into your arms and give me rest, simple quiet rest.”…

Know rest

“Our souls won’t know rest until we rest in the unchanging character of God.” // Anonymous

Rest awhile

In Mark 6:30-44, we find Jesus and the disciples feeding a large gathering of people. Yet just before this profound moment takes place, they had finished a very busy, tiring day and Jesus suggested to the group that they step away for some rest. The apostles then rendezvoused with Jesus and reported on all that…

Back to himself

We never saw this coming. Every single one of us is affected. Things could look bleak. Yet… there is good in the unknown. Today we sit in “social distancing” mode, actively waiting to see how the Coronavirus/COVID-19 will spread. Each day it gets worse, yet with practical steps like good hygiene and not gathering in…

Restless

You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in You. // Augustine Are you restless? Are you taking the opportunity we have been given to slow down… to take some time to pause? In this time when so many talk about rest, why not lean into it?…

Solitude

When was the last time you checked your standards? We are more apt to do hours of research to choose a quality eating establishment or Airbnb than to set boundaries for those who text us, who take us on dates, who we easily give our time. Have you taken time to look at the standard…

Rest

You know how people in the basketball world anticipate and get excited about “March Madness”? Well, my “March madness” is quite different! As an event coordinator, my biggest event is always in April. March is the month when all of the planning is solidified into print, into orientation meetings, media and final logistics to the…

Rhythm and grace

Those moments when… sorrow sits heavy on your heart uncertainty shakes your foundation weariness is an overbearing companion … the easy fix is so alluring. What is your easy fix? A glass of wine, and then another; the chips, the queso, the ice cream in the kitchen; a shopping trip to Target; the guy you…