Rest

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How To Rest Without Feeling Guilty

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I grew up in a family where we were reminded to not “just sit there” but to keep our hands busy and help others out. This has made resting unsettling for me, as it seems to be the same as “doing nothing”, which doesn’t make sense when there’s always something to be done.
A guy sit on the bench and rest

In Praise of Sabbath: On Letting Go

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One summer, my family wrangled our carry-ons from Uganda onto a plane bound for six months stateside. I felt conflicted over this long break, as I tend to find my identity deeply in usefulness and purpose and work.
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God's Rest is Available to You Today

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When we think of rest, we don’t usually connect it with obedience, but the Bible teaches us how they are linked. We have an opportunity to enter God’s rest, but we can fail to experience it out of disobedience.
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4 Ways to End 2021 Well

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Two steps forward, one step back. That pretty much sums up 2021, doesn’t it?  Just when we thought that things were finally looking up, we’re slapped with news about Omicron...
A girl is enjoying a cup of hot chocolate in Christmas

7 Ways to Be "All There" with God This Christmas

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At Christmas, my heart can be going in about 167,856 directions at once. Packing! Advent with the kids! Decorating! Cookies! I’m just not all there with God. So, I’m pulling ideas together to help me (and hopefully you too) hone in on being “all there” this Christmas—starting with our audience of One.
A mum is busy with her own work and the children behind is making noise

The Day I Broke Down as a Parent—and Found Rest in Jesus

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I was a complete mess. The husband was yet at another meeting, so I was stuck with two young children and a baby at witching hour. When my son accidentally tipped his entire bowl of rice all over the floor—I completely lost it.
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5 Ways to do Christian Self-Care

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It’s been a long week. You’ve had never-ending deadlines, you’ve slept an average of five hours, and you still have Bible study tonight and church meetings over the weekend.
Illustration of a person sitting in living room but through a airplane window

International Borders Are Reopening—Should We Start Travelling Again?

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If most of our travels rarely seem to provide the kind of rest and soul restoration we’re looking for, what does it mean to rest or take breaks well?
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#YMIlookingback

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Life gets harder, the older we get. So we often look back on our past with fondness or regret. What’s the first memory that comes to mind when you recall your past? Is it a happy or sad one? Are there moments you wish you could relive or rewrite?