Tag Archives: Quiet

The One-Minute Pause

The One-Minute Pause

We live in a crazy-making world. So much stimulation rushes at us with such unrelenting fury, we are overstimulated most of the time. Things that nourish us — a lingering conversation, a leisurely stroll through the park, time to savor both making and then enjoying dinner — these are being lost at an alarming rate;

Rest

Redefining Rest

In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength. — Isaiah 30:15 ESV This is a vocal emergency,” Dr. Gupta told me, her tone dead serious as the morning sun glared through her office blinds. “You have done severe damage to your vocal cords. You cannot speak

Mr. Rogers’ Quiet Revolution

  Editor’s Note: This week marks the release of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a film starring Tom Hanks & inspired by the life of the late Fred Rogers, known to many simply as “Mister Rogers” after his long-running children’s TV show Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. Author Jefferson Bethke highlighted Rogers’ life in a portion

Possibilities Hide in All of Us

  Love your neighbor as yourself. — Jesus in Mark 12:31 NIV My best ideas come to me in the shower. That’s a weird sentence to write, but admit it: All of our best ideas come in the bathroom, right? One day in 2008, I was taking my morning shower, and my mind was wandering,

Helping Our Kids Hear God

If you were on a game show and asked to list off all the prayers you learned as a small child, how many could you name? I would guess several would quickly come to mind from a few different categories, like: Bedtime Prayers: “Now I lay me down to sleep…” Mealtime Prayers: “God is great,

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