We can blame inanimate objects all we want, the real issue is the human heart. That doesn't mean guns and knives shouldn't be regulated, it just means we're shooting at the wrong target.
Key elements in growing ripe peppers, and healthy leaders! Properly responding to leadership fails often results in leadership wins. When we are able to properly help others in achieving their potential, it becomes a win-win! That's what we're shooting for!
There is absolutely no slowing the pace of society. But there is a way to find our own rhythm amidst a crazy culture hell-bent on performance and achievement.
There are times in life when life is new and smooth and easy. But we’re also familiar with the rough and rugged times. I’ve learned that once we surrender to the way of the Cross, Jesus is in both the lovely and the lonely.
Work can quickly wear out gloves. The same is true for rest. The more we work, the more we have to intentionally rest. Don't think you won't get worn out - others will notice long before you do! It's time to say "no" to the pattern of this world! Sabbath!
We try so many things to help ourselves slow the pace so we can act out of mindfulness rather than our ill-fated, knee jerk reactions. God lovingly drums out a rhythm, a way for us to rest, recuperate and relish Him and His creation.
There are deep mysteries to be found as we intentionally seek spiritual rest, or sabbath. One of those is delight. Delighting in the things of creation is a gift given to us by God that needs to be recaptured.
Work isn't everything it's cut out to be. It's more! Work, when viewed through the lens of Who created us, it can be a marvelous, blessing!
Rest, or sabbath, is a nonnegotiable with God because He cares so deeply about us and craves the very best for us! But, are you courageous enough to do what it takes?