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Take 5: Come To Me–The Gentle, Humble Teacher

Life’s demands grind us down in the best of times. But since Covid, our lives have radically changed, possibly forever. Each burden we carry is elephantine with trepidation and insecurity compounding the weight. Fear snakes its way around our decisions and dreams. And unbelief haunts our steps. Have you wondered: Where is God in all… Continue reading Take 5: Come To Me–The Gentle, Humble Teacher

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Take 5: Be On Guard

God gave Adam and Eve two tasks Tend the gardenWatch over the garden In Rest: Work is a Gift I told you the word “tend” is the Hebrew word ‘abad,’ and it means to work or to serve either things, people, or God. “Watch over” is the Hebrew word ‘samar.’ And it means to watch,… Continue reading Take 5: Be On Guard

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Rest: Work is a Gift

God demonstrated the pleasure and joy found in work done with excellence. (read more about that here) And then… He passed that same pleasure and joy onto us. As creatures created in God’s very own image, we were always meant to work. And work was intended to bring us pleasure and joy—total satisfaction from a… Continue reading Rest: Work is a Gift

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Take 5: Our Work is to Bless, Encourage, and Edify Others

Our work is to be shared with others. To bless, encourage, and edify them in their own efforts None of us is an island. We all stand on someone else’s shoulders. For example: When we’re about to embark on a new venture we look for resources to guide us. That’s one of the supreme benefits… Continue reading Take 5: Our Work is to Bless, Encourage, and Edify Others

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Take 5: God Will Give You the Desire and Power To Do What Pleases Him

Is it possible to take pleasure in your work? Yes! We often go to work dreading what the day holds. Dreading being with the people we work with (even if we’re self-employed). Dreading the tasks, challenges, and demands we’re about to come face-to-face with. But we can change our attitude when we determine to re-adjust… Continue reading Take 5: God Will Give You the Desire and Power To Do What Pleases Him

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Rest: Six Work Principles From God’s Work of Creation

Hard work is a vital component to our Sabbath rest. Sounds like a contradiction, doesn’t it? I thought so too. Until. I realized IT’ WASN’T! I’ve always read Genesis 2:2 as: ‘On the seventh day God rested.’ But that’s not what’s written. It actually says: On the seventh day God had finished His work of… Continue reading Rest: Six Work Principles From God’s Work of Creation

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Rest: Do You Know What Facilitates Your Rest?

I’m writing this post on the heels of our first family vacation in 5 years. During our time away, I learned 3 things about rest We need to know what relaxes us and facilitates our rest—and what doesn’tSabbath is a discipline, a holy habit that needs to be cultivatedHard work is a gift and a… Continue reading Rest: Do You Know What Facilitates Your Rest?

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Rest: The Work-Rest Imbalance

When is the last time your perspective about something changed dramatically? In other words, when is the last time you had a complete about-face after an in-your-face confrontation? For me, about two weeks and continuing… I shared in Running on Empty God recently confronted me about the work-rest imbalance in my life and ministry; exposing… Continue reading Rest: The Work-Rest Imbalance

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Running on Empty

One of this Minnesota Girl's fears is running out of gas and being stranded on the side of the road--especially in the winter. So when my gauge approaches 1/8 tank, I start searching for a gas station. Unfortunately, I'm not as careful with my physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual energy. I push them as far… Continue reading Running on Empty