Is Self-Care Beneficial? It Depends

Flourish: How the Love of Christ Frees Us from Self-focus by Lydia Brownback was on my list of summer reads. Now that it’s the end of summer (HOW did that happen?), I thought I’d share some thoughts from one chapter in particular. Self-care is a hot topic right now in mainstream media and in Christian […]

How to Rest

A quiet, secluded dock tucked into the shade of a small pond

I remember a time when I was busy, too busy really. There wasn’t enough time for adequate physical rest, much less soul rest. Always another need to fill, goal to reach, or way to serve. My body was weary. My soul languished. God gently compelled me to seek rest. But I had no idea how […]

Finding Rest in the Unlikeliest of Places

Last week was a busy week. Maybe you can relate?! Nothing seemed to go as planned. Although tasks loomed before me, my scarce hours dwindled away as first one thing and then another happened that required my attention. Friday was my one day to redeem the week, yet by Thursday, its hours were dwindling too. […]

Trust God & Go to Bed!

On a scale of 1-10 how rested do you feel today? Is that any different than the day before? Or the week before? Or what about even the month before? Our responsibilities are ever increasing and our amount of sleep is ever diminishing. We seem to always be in motion. Always serving and running from […]