Tag: rest

  • Sunday morning

    Sunday morning

    It’s Sunday morning. Not early and not late. I’ve fed the chickens and opened up the doors to let the cool air in. The house is still quiet. I’ve just made coffee for Kristen and I. And I just sent Murray out to do his one really cool dog trick, bringing in the Sunday paper […]

  • Dealing with Fatigue

    I’m still recovering from two months of travel. I came back from my last trip very worn out and fighting a chest cold that just won’t let go. The past couple of weeks… I’ve just been tired. Normally, a day off will do for recovery. But this has been different. Each day I get up […]

  • God loves me when I be

  • A breath mark

    A breath mark or luftpause or, for bowed instruments, a bow lift (also retake), is a symbol used in musical notation. It directs the performer of the music passage to take a breath (for wind instruments and vocalists) or to make a slight pause (for non-wind instruments). For bowed instruments, it means to lift the bow. This pause is normally intended to affect the duration of the preceding note and not […]

  • Who feeds you?

    On a Sabbath, while he was going through the grain fields, his disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands. But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” And Jesus answered them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he […]

  • Just Make it to Harbor

    Imagine how good this guy felt when he got the boat into harbor? What a metaphor for life! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve felt like this. Life is ugly sometimes. And just pulling into safe harbor is exhilarating.

  • Ministers Need Friends

    This may come as a shock to people who go to church– but being a church leader is a very lonely job. Sure, if you work in a church with a large staff it probably isn’t that lonely since you have co-workers who can become friends. But by-and-large, friends are hard to come by for […]

  • Find Rest, Oh My Soul

    My sleep patterns have been seriously jacked up since coming back from Cincinnati. Last night I was up super late– 7:15 PM. Yesterday, while in church listening to Stephen preach one of his best messages ever, an emotion came over me. I realized something and it sent chills down my spine. It’s not just me […]

  • Warp Speed!

    That’s how I feel about the next 90 days. This week starts the first of three National Youth Worker Conventions. For me, it’s a huge honor to be able to go to the three U.S. conventions and to play such a cool role. On site I am in charge of capturing the story of the […]

  • Signs of Health

    I’ve been open about my struggles to find a healthy work pace. I’m not sure why but I have an innate tendency to want to be plugged into work 24/7. This isn’t new… I’ve been this way since high school. I remember stopping in on the little restaurant I worked at on my nights off […]