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Tired? Read this.

Margaret —  June 22, 2016 — Leave a comment

Tired? Read this.

More often than I'd like to admit, I wake up feeling run down, spent, and empty.

Maybe you know what that feels like. Maybe you’re even feeling it today.

A few years ago, I quickly discovered that in order to lay hold of the rhythm of rest I needed, I had to make some pretty dramatic changes in my life.

I had to set a bedtime, commit to taking a day off each week, and lower my workload.

In the process, I began to discover the wonder of rest. Continue Reading...

4 Ways to Reignite the Wonder of God In Your Life & Ministry

As passionate followers of Christ committed to serving others, we must be intentional about nurturing a sense of wonder in our lives and discovering God as “Wonderful” each and every day. That's why I couldn't be more thrilled that to be part of Catalyst whose theme is Awaken to Wonder.

The Gospels ground us in the truth that those who encountered Jesus were left in wild amazement. Those who encountered Christ were awestruck by His teachings, healings, and mind-bending miracles.

Words like “awe,” “wonder,” and “marvel” followed Him almost everywhere He went (particularly in the Gospel of Luke).

If you’ve misplaced your sense of marvel somewhere along the way, or perhaps you just want to nurture an even greater sense of awe, here are four ways to begin living wonderstruck as a leader: Continue Reading...

Are You a Treasure Hunter? Find out about the Wonder of Restoration!

My friend, Veronica Johnson, from Canby Oregon, recently shared with me some of the hidden riches she’s discovered. Looking at items others would pass by or toss in the trash, she sees potential and worth.

Veronica loves to restore old things. Consider some of her pieces: Continue Reading...

Think you are hearing from God?  Check out these 4 Questions to Ask Yourself when you are trying to decide

Often when God speaks, he will say the same thing through a sermon, a passage of Scripture, a chance conversation, or an unexpected encounter. When we begin looking for these sacred echoes, we are better able to recognize God's voice in our life and walk more confidently in the fullness of what God has for us. Continue Reading...

The One Thing to Add to Your To-Do List Today

Job and his friends ask God a laundry list of “Why?” questions.

Why did this happen? Why did God not prevent it? Why does God allow such pain and loss?

Those ancient questions are much different than the ones we ask God today.

Situations. Circumstances. Experiences. Many of them leaving us asking, “Why?” Continue Reading...