Press On: Remaining Faithful to the Good Things

Press On: Remaining Faithful to the Good Things

Yesterday, we focused on the very real things that weigh us down. Not just our busy schedule or hectic pace of life. But the things we can’t control but we have to endure … I pray you were able to find some hope in the present moment … to remember that God is WITH you in the midst of it. He offers strength, refuge, and companionship at every moment of our lives … Today, Day 19 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life,…

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Eternal Perspective: Enduring Slight Afflictions

Eternal Perspective: Enduring Slight Afflictions

Welcome to Day 18 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life. In our quest to refocus our attention on self-care or soul-care, let us spend a little time being present to the things that truly weigh us down … the things that are chronic … the things that are too big for us to handle alone. Let’s remember that we’re not alone! The Lord is with us! He fights for us, as we still our hearts and rest in His love….

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Finding Strength: Persevering in the Middle

Finding Strength: Persevering in the Middle

As we enter Day 17 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life, we’re going to check in … Where we were, where we are, and where we want to go. Scripture Reading Take a few moments to quiet your heart. Breathe in and out. Read today’s Scripture verse. “I can do all this through him who strengthens me.” — Philippians 4:13 After reading the verse once, read it one or two more times. What stands out to you? A word, feeling,…

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Glorifying God: You are a Temple of the Holy Spirit

Glorifying God: You are a Temple of the Holy Spirit

Today is Day 16 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life, and I would like to continue refocusing our attention on what we do to take care of our bodies, minds, and spirits. Yesterday, we focused on sleep. As you recall in the first week, we entered into a spiritual rest in the Lord. In a way, these two types of rest go hand in hand. We need both. And when we enter fully into the rest we need, we are…

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Sleep: A Gift of Love

Sleep: A Gift of Love

Welcome to Week 3 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life. We have reached the halfway mark of this series, and I pray it has helped you renew your prayer life and reclaim time with loved ones. I hope you feel well on your way to resetting the rhythms of your life.  I will admit, often the weariness, imbalance, and overwhelm that I feel results in a sense that I can’t think straight. My brain feels foggy, and I have a…

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The Last Word: We Need Each Other

The Last Word: We Need Each Other

We have reached the end of our second week of this 31-days series on Resetting the Rhythms of Life. I continue to thank God that we are on this journey together! As we end this week of reclaiming family time, we recall what we covered this week … We were reminded that we are never forgotten, even when our schedules are too full for us to remember everything. We pondered what this season of autumn is calling us to do—take…

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Kindle: God’s Word Warms the Heart

Kindle: God’s Word Warms the Heart

I am late in posting Day 13 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life. The end of the week brought a lot of extra activities for my family, including the last volleyball games of the season. And last night, my son joined the varsity football team for youth night. And then, there was this lovely Day of Reflection I was able to attend today. In a way, the last few days were a nice mix of prayer, rest, and family time….

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Love: He Leads By Example

Love: He Leads By Example

Day 12 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life brings us to a devotion on friendship. More specifically, friendship rooted in faith, in Christ. As we continue to find renewal in our prayer life and ways to reclaim family time, I want to contemplate our friendships. Perhaps friendship is something that gets put on the back burner, when life gets overwhelming. How can we reclaim our friendships, even in little ways? Let’s ask God for grace and guidance … Friendship in…

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Unity: Togetherness is a Path to Heaven

Unity: Togetherness is a Path to Heaven

On Day 11 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life, we are going to get a little practical. Over the past few days, we have been really honest with ourselves and with God about why life feels so imbalanced. Whether it is overcommitting or overscheduling, this leads us to feeling overwhelmed. And then we grow weary of life, and even the things we enjoy can be too much. Perhaps God has already shown you something you can cross off your to-do…

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Gratitude: The Virtue of Togetherness

Gratitude: The Virtue of Togetherness

Today is Day 10 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life, and our focus is gratitude. Often, when we feel weary or imbalanced, everything can overwhelm us. The calendar looks too full and our inbox is overflowing. But the refrigerator is empty, because the week was too busy for a grocery trip. We can feel like failures, because we can’t seem to keep it together. And yes, this affects our loved ones. Today, let’s pause in this moment. Let’s not try…

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