1. Be Still
    21 Aug, 2018
    Be Still
    "Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!"  Psalm 46:10  Frenetic. Fast-paced.  Out of control. That's what life feels like sometimes. We run from activity to activity. Each moment of each day is filled to the max. It's difficult to find time to slow down. And then, on top of that, we are bombarded on multiple sides with all kinds of things.   As David Murray says in his book, Rest: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout
  2. Rest
    31 Jul, 2017
    Rest
    Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates.  For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
  3. Loving the Weary
    27 Mar, 2017
    Loving the Weary
    There was war again between the Philistines and Israel, and David went down together with his servants, and they fought against the Philistines. And David grew weary.  And Ishbi-benob, one of the descendants of the giants, whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of bronze, and who was armed with a new sword, thought to kill David.  But Abishai the son of Zeruiah came to his aid and attacked the Philistine and killed him. Then David's men swore to him, "You shall no longer go out with us to
  4. Restless People And The God Who Made Them
    03 Jan, 2017
    Restless People And The God Who Made Them
    Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.  Psalm 100:3 The Christian philosopher and theologian, Augustine of Hippo, once wrote in a prayer to God, "You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find rest in you." Every time I hear this quote, something inside me is awakened to several aspects of reality . . . God made me. He made me for himself.   I belong to him. Yet I am restless. If I
  5. Busyness and Rest
    26 Apr, 2016
    Busyness and Rest
    And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.  Genesis 2:2 Everywhere I look, people are busy.  Doing this.  Doing that.  Going from one thing to another.  Sometimes it seems everyone is in a rush to the next activity. And if I'm honest, I'm not all that different. Just this morning I happened to meet someone I've been getting to know a little better in the parking lot of my children's school.  After about