Category: Rest

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Tuesday 11th April 2017

You’ll need this when you’re burned out and tired

You'll need this when you're burned out and tired

I used to wear “busy” like a badge of honor. I’ve generally had a capacity to do a lot in a day, which means my calendar convinces me to say “yes.” But then I realized that just because I CAN, doesn’t mean I have to. At my best, I’m dependable. At my ...

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Monday 14th November 2016

The Spiritual Practice of Tucking Away

The Spiritual Practice of Tucking Away

I spent the last 72 hours tucked away in a retreat center in the woods. No Facebook. No news. Not much awareness of what was happening in the world. Some might say I was practicing avoidance or escapism. I say I was saving my sanity. All weekend long, the spiritual directors at the retreat ...

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Tuesday 23rd February 2016

How to Find Quiet in a Swirling World

How to Find Quiet in a Swirling World

How to Find Quiet in a Swirling World By Kaitlyn Bouchillon The small moments can seem unnoticed, unheard of, unseen. Or maybe they’re none of these things, but they just happen to often get pushed aside. Big moments can get a lot of hype and it’s often well deserved. That doesn’t mean small is ...

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Wednesday 25th March 2015

How To Find Chill-Time with Jesus, Right Where You Are

How To Find Chill-Time with Jesus, Right Where You Are

We could travel the world in search of stillness, but if we don’t have the courage to look within, we will never find what we’re looking for. Friend, are you in need of a beach? If you can’t get there, how can you bring the beach to yourself? How can we all “be still” in […]

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Friday 20th February 2015

You Need to Make Time for You

You Need to Make Time for You

I had lunch the other day. Which may not sound like a big deal, but it was. Trust me. Here’s why: It wasn’t a “grab-a-boiled-egg-and-turkey-from-the-fridge lunch.” It wasn’t an “eat-at-the-kitchen-counter lunch.” It was real lunch. The kind where a ...

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Monday 23rd June 2014

Tell Us Your Best Vacation Story

Tell Us Your Best Vacation Story

This is the week when you help us make the whole Internet smell like coconut-y sunscreen. And campfire logs. And fresh-mown grass. It’s when you help us make the Internet sparkle like fireflies in June and fireworks in July. Stretch yourself out on your lawn, with that scratchy grass ...

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Saturday 28th April 2012

Herd Mentality

Herd Mentality

Photo taken at Inspiration Hills in Northwest Iowa.   Linking with Sandra today …

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Wednesday 14th September 2011

The Best Way to Get Ahead in Life

The Best Way to Get Ahead in Life

I’m northbound, when this refuge beckons. It’s a six-person House of God, streaming colored light through little windows.  I ask myself two questions: Do I really have time to stop?  Can I really afford not to stop? I take a detour from my 60-mile-per-hour life, and pull onto the ...

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