It was apparent that Marty’s Eulogy was a sign from the Lord. As Joy and I continued our call she asked more questions… “What would happen if “this” all disappeared tomorrow?” This. The grind of busyness and meeting needs all around. The barrage of dings and notifications. The never-ending list of what I should be … Continue reading
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Sabbatical: Reflections From Rest… Regret
Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your business and working with your hands. 1 Thessalonians 4:11 The weeks following my poolside silent retreat were typical summer days full of family fun, play, work, chores, travel, packing a freshman for college, church responsibilities, piano lessons…. you know, stuff. But burning beneath was … Continue reading
Sabbatical: Reflections from Rest … The Invitation
I recently looked back on my results from Tom Rath’s book, Strength Finders 2.0. This is an incredible personality assessment which narrows down top talents and encourages readers to invest energy doing what best suits their strengths instead of spending energy improving areas of weakness. Brilliant. What I found was fascinating. I have taken the … Continue reading
Don’t Rush Out
Years ago, I was speaking at a mountain retreat in a cabin full of new moms. I had brought my mentor Debbie with me for prayer (and a bit of moral support) as I was very new to leading women’s retreat weekends. The time had led us to Saturday night – the pinnacle talk. Everything … Continue reading
Simple Tips From My Type B Friend
I didn’t mean to end up in such a sad state. Broken down and tearful at my friend, Tara’s house. I had to call her. It was a necessity. Tara is my friend who teaches Yoga, loves Jesus and lives her life at a delightful Type B speed. She smells the roses and enjoys the … Continue reading
Learning From Lukey… (and a winner)
Note to self: Have more giveaways. The Lord blessed me this weekend through your words and favorite quotes. Thank you for taking the time to enter the giveaway by leaving a comment with quotes that have resonated in your own heart. While they were all wonderful, one comment that rocked me was from Elizabeth. … Continue reading
A Quiet House = ??
It is Sunday. About 3:45 and a bit rainy. The boys are out with Dad and grandparents. I have a million things I could/should be doing. A laundry list to to-dos. Laundry being one of them. But I am honestly trying to rewire my brain. Because my “Type A” gives me this equation… A quiet … Continue reading
Bootcamp…for my soul
At the YMCA there is a class called Ultimately Fit. Picture Bootcamp meets Crossfit meets Jillian Michaels. Intense. I am amazed by the amount of women and men who show up for this torture…ahem, workout. The house is packed…sweaty people flipping tractor tires, hopping on over-sized boxes, sprinting steep hills and swinging Kettlebells. I love … Continue reading
Days 18 & 19: Love Takes a Break
On the weekends, Brent and I try to take a couple of hours apart and alone. A mini getaway. All by ourselves. He sometimes sips Starbucks and reads a book that has been sitting on his nightstand all week. Or maybe he meanders around Gander Mountain for camping gear. Occasionally, he simply shuts himself in … Continue reading
Rest…what a paradox.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 Rest (anapauō) 1) to cause or permit one to cease from any movement or labour in order to recover and collect his strength 2) to give rest, refresh, to give one’s self rest, take rest 3) to … Continue reading
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