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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Autumn: What is it Time for?

Autumn: What is it Time for?

On Day 9 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life, we respond to the hard questions we journaled about yesterday. As we continue to pray with God’s Word and rest in His loving presence, what season are we entering? During this season of autumn, what is it time for? Simply Being Me A number of years ago, I shared my struggles with anxiety and feeling overwhelmed with a very kind and wise priest. I told Fr. John that my life was…

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See: You Cannot Be Forgotten

See: You Cannot Be Forgotten

Welcome to Week 2 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life. I cannot tell you enough how happy I am that you are here! As you may recall, I am writing this series out of a desire for rest. The new school year has been a whirlwind, and I need to hit the reset button, reprioritize, and begin anew.  Perhaps you are joining me, because you are in a season of imbalance and weariness, too. From time to time, all of us…

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Sabbath: A Built-In Day to Pray & Rest

Sabbath: A Built-In Day to Pray & Rest

We have reached the end of our first week of this 31-days series on Resetting the Rhythms of Life. I am so grateful we are on this journey together! How wonderful that we end this week of renewing our prayer life on the Sabbath, a built-in day to pray, rest, and reset. If you are anything like me, keeping Sunday holy or set apart can be difficult, because our world is constantly open for business—and busyness. Sunday is often treated…

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Soaring: What Happens to Those Who Wait for the Lord

Soaring: What Happens to Those Who Wait for the Lord

This week, we have been on a journey toward renewing our prayer life. We heard God’s invitation to be still and rest … We settled into the reality that we’ve felt weary for a long time, and God desires to replenish us gently and tenderly. And as we wait for renewal and restoration, we rejoice in the hope of what is to come. Today is Day 6 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life, and we discover what happens to those who…

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My Refuge: Waiting With God

My Refuge: Waiting With God

On Day 5 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life, I encourage us to be patient with the renewal process. We did not get overwhelmed, weary, and off-balance overnight. So, we may not receive complete restoration overnight either. Over the years, I have learned that a lot happens when we wait for God … when we wait with God. There is important healing taking place. Continue to be still, rest, and experience the replenishing work God is doing in you ……

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Replenish: God’s Satisfying Work

Replenish: God’s Satisfying Work

It’s Day 4 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life … and we will contemplate weariness a bit longer. Why? Because I think it is something that settles in and can be hard to uproot. So often, our weariness is with us for a long time. We can get used to it. We can forget what it feels like to not be weary. But God doesn’t want us to remain in our weariness. He wants us to remain in Him! And…

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