Tag Archive | rest

on track.

We are in the process of building a small herd of beef cattle. Herefords.

Last week, 2 heifer calves were born.

Here is one with her mother.

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Life unfolds in mysterious ways, mostly without our contribution.

It makes us pause, doesn’t it?

Yes, life can be gravely sorrowful.

But thankfully, we still see good, too.

It keeps us on track, knowing God is over it all. He alone has the answers.

Rest in that today.

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scripture friday.

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.”

-The Bible

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scripture friday.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

rest

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rest.

It’s alright to stop everything and rest.

Only you can make the time.

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We weren’t made to always be on the go.

Anchor yourself for awhile. Breathe in the fresh air. Smile at the sky.

Rest.

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burdens.

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.

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For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

-Jesus

God wants to take the weight of your pain, discouragement, frustration, and sorrow.

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rest.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened …

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… and I will give you rest.”-

-Jesus

january thaw.

January’s thaw loosens winter’s icy grip and brings reprieve.

The birds find berries once hidden in drifts of snow and the deer find fresh bark.

And water! Cool, clean, and fresh.

If God provides for these, how much more for you?

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Weighted down with heavy ice and snow, branches threaten to snap, exposing its tender green to the cruel cold.

But now, they spring up toward the sky once again.

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Whatever your winter is – God will bring hope and rest in the midst of it.

rest.

When we have physical pain, we rest.

When we have emotional pain, we don’t rest.

The world is busy, busy, busy. The only one who will get you off the treadmill is you.

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Emotional pain is not visible. Take care of yourself. That doesn’t mean becoming a recluse. Find balance. Only you know how you feel.

Don’t be someone you’re not just to please others.

Rest when you need it.

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rest.

“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.For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

-The Bible

rest.

When we have physical pain, we rest.

When we have emotional pain, we don’t rest.

The world is busy, busy, busy. It used to be said,  New York City is “the city that never sleeps”. Today, the whole world never sleeps and is awake with television all night (I remember when stations went off the air!), the internet, and being able to communicate all hours of the night with social networking. We push through too much and will suffer for it.

The only one who will get you off the treadmill is you.

Other cultures deal with pain quite differently than Americans. Given that we are all human, perhaps we should take note of it and learn. I realize we still have to live in our 24/7 world and cannot take a siesta in the middle of the day! (although power naps, if they can be fit in, work wonders).

Emotional pain is not visible. You may make some people in your life unhappy but you have to take care of yourself. That doesn’t mean becoming a recluse, either. Yet, you must find balance. Only you know how you feel and managing your time is essential in order to heal.

We live in a society that is full of hope and encouragement – ready to take on anything. This is good, but don’t be someone you’re not just to please others.

Rest when you need it.