Redefining Rest: Retreating to the Secret Place

In taking a look at rest this month, some of you may shake your heads and sigh with heavy hearts. You may be burdened with all the normal responsibilities of life while the holidays pile more onto your plate. Maybe it’s time we learn to retreat to the secret place instead of pressing forward. I…

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Ready or Not, Rest!

It is completely on purpose that I am beginning a series of posts about rest at the end of October. When the calendar turns the page in a couple of days, people everywhere will begin an 8-week-long frenzy of cooking, shopping, wrapping, visiting, and bustling about. Somehow, rest will be edged out of the picture…

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Kicking Martha in the Shin

I’m a recovering Martha. In Luke 10, Mary and Martha are entertaining Jesus for dinner. Mary sits with Jesus and listens to Him while Martha bustles around, making preparations. A misguided hostess, she is more focused on the pot roast than the person she’s entertaining. Not that I am by ANY means a Type A…

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Battling Back to School Madness: Get Refreshed

Parenting responsibilities kick into overdrive when back to school time begins. Shuttling kids to activities, packing lunches, attending school events, and adhering to stricter schedules can cause stress and press us for time. It’s hard to feel refreshed. My husband and I tend to collapse on the sofa on Friday evenings in September. We are…

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