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Genesis 2

The Gift of Sabbath: I Am Not a Machine

The Gift of Sabbath: I Am Not a Machine

In Genesis 2, at the end of the creation story, we read, Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work He had been doing; so on the seventh day He rested from all His work. The creation story starts with God

Get Your Life Back: The One Minute Pause

I have calmed and quieted myself. — David, Psalm 131:2 WELCOME I wonder how many people in your office, your gym, your daily commute could say they’ve cultivated a quiet heart? What we assume is a normal lifestyle is absolute insanity to the God-given nature of our heart and soul. Nonetheless, this is the world

Rescue from the Madness

There’s a madness to our moment, and we need to name it for the lunacy it is. Because it’s taking our lives hostage. First, there’s the blistering pace of life. I texted friends an announcement that was really important to me; they replied with little thumbs-up emojis. I think to myself, That’s it—you can’t even

You’ll Never Regret the Pursuit for More

As I sat in my tiny apartment, tears ran down my hopeless cheeks. My freshly washed, yard sale pot and pan sat upside down draining on my twenty-five cent Goodwill dish rag. I had just tucked my eight-year-old daughter into bed, plopped like a deflated balloon onto a kitchen chair and cried. Is this all

Rebekah Lyons Invites You to Rhythms of Renewal

Rhythm is something intentional that we decide that we’re going to do every day. And, renewal is to repair something that has been broken down or worn out. Rhythms of Renewal is God inviting us in to a cadence with Him. Where we rest with Him and He leads us. He wants to be our

Rhythms of Renewal: Living with Rhythm

We all face moments, weeks, months, or even years when anxiety and panic come crashing into our lives. Thankfully, God has provided simple rhythms to help us navigate these times and come through with greater health, peace, and even joy. The rhythms of renewal help sustain us emotionally, spiritually, relationally, and even vocationally. Watch Session

Count Sheep: Routines for Deep Sleep

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. — Ralph Waldo

Rest in My Presence

Jesus Calling Family Devotional: Rest in My Presence

For Adults Rest in My Presence when you need refreshment. Resting is not necessarily idleness, as people often perceive it. When you relax in My company, you are demonstrating trust in Me. Trust is a rich word, laden with meaning and direction for your life. I want you to lean on, trust, and be confident

God’s Peace for When You Are Grieving a Lost Relationship

Editor’s Note: If you struggle with sleep in the middle of the night hours, those wee hours that stretch out dark, long, and lonely, and your mind wanders to worries, sadness, confusion, or anxiety, this gem of a book is for you. In this broken world, relationships can get messy. Whether it’s between a parent

Cyber Sabbath

Let me ask you a few questions, and I want you to answer as honestly as you can. You should never lie to anyone, but remember, I’m a pastor, so it’s even worse if you lie to me. (I’d hate for lightning to strike you where you’re sitting and leave just the charred remains of

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