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July...Sabbaths & Birthdays

I entered the month of July longing for a break from the constant day to day busyness that the previous months had held.  My decision was to make July a Sabbath knowing that like most of you, life doesn't just stop and allow you to rest.  So the plan was to only do what was absolutely necessary and to be intentional with creating space to be quiet. I'm want to be clear on how I was feeling in the hope of encouraging others who find themselves in the same situation.  I felt like I was sitting in the middle of a plate being spun round and round and because of the dizziness that it was causing, was not able to...

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#WednesdayWord

   Trust God from the bottom of your heart;     don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;     he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all.     Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health,     your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own;     give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst,     your wine vats will brim over. But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline;     don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects;     a father’s delight is behind all this. Proverbs 3:5-12 (The Message)  

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Be still and know...

"Be still and know that I am God."  Psalm 46:10 Still / at Dictionary.com remaining in place or at rest; motionless; stationary: to stand still.   I've got to admit this being still thing can be an issue for me.   I can remember getting in trouble by my parents and teachers for not being still. I still struggle with it...not just being still physically, but being still in every way. I don't believe the verse in Psalms 46 is just talking about being physically still.  I think we all know you can be still physically but not be at rest and be all over the place in your heart and mind. When I was a young girl my mom would sometimes sit...

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Summer Sabbath

  As a family we celebrate a weekly Sabbath on the 7th day of the week and in a few days we will be entering the 7th month of our calendar year and I'm personally calling a Summer Sabbath.  I believe that there is something within each of us that desperately needs a Sabbath.  Yet, as much as we need one it is a fight in more ways than one to take one. Even though the specifics of our day to day lives might differ, I know I'm not alone in the fact that there is never a day when I have checked off everything that needs to be done on a TO DO List.  Life just never seems to...

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