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Rest Reflection

The refusal to stop is a refusal to accept our creatureliness. It is a subtle rejection of God’s ability to rule his world, rescue his people, and rejuvenate them along the way. – Adam Mabry in The Art of Rest

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Rest Reflection

There is a time for work and there is a time for rest and recreation. We can dishonor God by working without rest or exercise just as much as we can by resting and exercising without working. The key to … Continue reading

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Rest Reflection

We are here and there and everywhere. We are distracted. We are preoccupied. We can’t focus on the task in front of us. We don’t follow through. We don’t keep our commitments. We are so busy with a million pursuits … Continue reading

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Rest Reflection

Too much work, the British used to say, makes Jack a dull boy. But it’s worse than that. It numbs Jack, parches Jack, hardens Jack. It kills his heart…. Busyness kills the heart. – Mark Buchanan in The Rest of … Continue reading

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Rest Reflections

But all that hurry has gotten me no farther ahead. It’s actually set me back. It’s diminished me. My efforts to gain time have only lost it. Whole epochs of my existence have swept by me in a blur, with … Continue reading

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Rest Reflections

A Sabbath heart is restful even in the midst of unrest and upheaval. It is attentive to the presence of God and others even in the welter of much coming and going, rising and falling. It is still and knows … Continue reading

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Rest Reflection

Setting apart an entire day, one out of seven, for feasting and resting and worship and play is a gift and not a burden, and neglecting the gift too long will make your soul, like soil never left fallow, hard … Continue reading

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Rest Reflections

Without rest, we miss the rest of God: the rest he invites us to enter more fully so that we might know him more deeply. “Be still, and know that I am God.” Some knowing is never pursued, only received. … Continue reading

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Rest Reflections

God made us from dust.  We’re never too far from our origins.  The apostle Paul says we’re only clay pots – dust mixed with water, passed through fire. Hard, yes, but brittle too. Knowing this, God gave us the gift … Continue reading

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