• Finding Rest for Our Weary Souls

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls”— Matthew 11:28-29 (NIV). A conversation with my best friend is always encouraging. She says […]

  • Climate-Controlled Christianity: Why It Matters How You Unwind

    I bought a huge bag of oranges from Costco a couple of weeks ago–mostly for school lunches, healthy snacks at home, and soccer games. I pulled a few out of the bag for our tabletop fruit bowl when I got home, then stored the bag with its remaining oranges in the pantry.  Then I kind […]

  • The discipline of rest…

    I got my efficiency from my mother. Laura: a former nurse, mother of nine, force to be reckoned with. When I was very young, I thought she was a superhero; when I entered adulthood, I was proven right. This woman can homeschool her young ones, drive multiple carpools, answer all of our medical questions, text […]

  • Tee-totally plumb wore out…

    I don’t think a hot stone massage or a Calgon bubble bath could begin to ease this exhaustion.  A deep, intense, two-day sleep, or a rest in a hammock on a secluded island with a half a jar of peanut butter, a couple of coconuts and a chocolate bar nearby… hmmm maybe. I’m tee-totally physically and […]