Category Archives: Rest

Parenting is Marathon, Not a Sprint

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I’m in awe of people who run 26.2 miles and live to tell about it. My husband, Dan, used to run marathons. He tells me that training for a marathon involves running a lot, eating right, and getting plenty of rest. Physically running for that long may not be in … Continue reading

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Five Questions to Ask About Entertainment

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Entertainment is often an expression of God’s gifts of creativity, storytelling, and beauty. But it can also provide mindless amusement, or damage our souls. How should Christians handle rapidly multiplying entertainment options in a God-honoring way? Here are five questions to … Continue reading

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Why Do We Struggle to Rest?

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Rest is necessary and important physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We know that’s true. We know we need rest. Yet, we continue to resist rest. Why? The fourth commandment directs us to observe the Sabbath, to rest one day a week. … Continue reading

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Rest First; Work Later

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When all of my work is finished for the day, or when my brain is kaput, I give myself permission to read a novel or to watch a little television.  I’m afraid that if I let myself relax earlier, well, nothing would get … Continue reading

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Is God Playful?

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Play is something that we do for the sheer love of the activity.  Playing a game, going dancing, enjoying a dinner party with friends, and going hiking can all be wonderful, playful pursuits. What does God think about our playfulness? … Continue reading

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Comfort is Not the Same as Rest

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Rest is something that is difficult to find these days, which is surprising because God promises rest to his people; honest to goodness rest, transformative rest, supernatural rest.  Are we missing something?  Maybe. Perhaps we are substituting something that looks like rest … Continue reading

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