Tag Archives: Rest

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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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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Exhilarating or Exhausting?

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Certain aspects of my life are a bit turbulent lately.  Some days I’m riding on a the crest of a wave, happy to be alive and enjoying the adventure ahead.  But the wave inevitably crashes. I tend to evaluate my days relative to the … Continue reading

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The Space for Rest

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We rested on Labor Day, and we did it on the relatively narrow space of a bike path along Chicago’s lake shore. The path was well populated by runners, bikers, walkers, and roller-bladers.   Boaters, swimmers, and jet-skiers made the nearby water their playground. Sunbathers, sand-castle-makers … Continue reading

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A Theology of Sleep

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In a recent conversation with a doctor I found myself discussing the occasional sleepless night.  She started asking me questions.   Was I under stress? How was I dealing with anxiety?  In general, sleep is my good friend.  However, there are nights when … Continue reading

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