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Over the last few years I’ve slowly been learning and relearning the power of rest, the gift of the Sabbath. In Wonderstruck, I confessed:

“Most days, I felt like I was running on a fuming treadmill on full incline. Exhausted and burned out, I was running with an empty gas tank and no energy. In embracing the wonder of rest, I’ve learned that freedom isn't found in tossing the treadmill, but in finding a maintainable pace.” –from Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God

Over the last few years, I’ve been discovering and rediscovering the wonder of one of God’s most gracious and delicious gifts: rest.

Maybe, like me, you’ve allowed this gift to slip through your fingers like sand. Or maybe, like me, you’ve had rest ripped from your grasp because of the adversity you’re facing.

Whatever the cause, here are 3 things to remember if you’re feeling burned out or just flat tired: Continue Reading...

How to Live Free

Margaret —  October 27, 2013 — 1 Comment

Find Freedom in Forgiveness

Forgiveness is one of the greatest gifts God gives us. A friend of mine once stumbled on a sign that read:

If we had needed healing, God would have sent a Physician.

If we had needed knowledge, God would have sent an Educator.

If we had needed information, God would have sent a Scientist.

If we had needed money, God would have sent a Banker.

Because we needed forgiveness, God sent a Savior. Continue Reading...

This Fourth of July, Don’t Forget Whose You Are

In the midst of the buttery corn-on-the-cob, juicy watermelon, and left-a-little-too-long-on-the-grill hot dogs, may we take the time to celebrate that we are a part of a great nation. One that provides freedom, hope, and dreams to everyone.

But may we also remember that we are all part of a greater Kingdom. [Tweet this] Continue Reading...

A Purim of the Heart

Margaret —  March 8, 2012 — 3 Comments

A Purim of the Heart

At first I was too shocked to do anything.

The salesclerk continued to mutter four-letter obscenities underneath her breath as she scanned my groceries. Her scowl furrowed further as she continued to ring up my supplies and snap at the assistant helping to bag. I could feel the Holy Spirit nudge me to take action. Ask if you can do anything to make her day better. Continue Reading...