A New Song

“Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.” (Psalm 33:3) The psalm opens with a call to praise God; to sing a “new song” to him. Those words ‘new song’ could be a little bit confusing to someone who doesn’t consider themselves to be particularly musical. But the psalmist […]

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Practicing Intentional Rest (Step 4) Meditating on Scripture.

Our hearts, are a little bit like campfires. We all have times when we burn furiously and brightly, then, left untended our hearts begin to cool; ‘dampen’ I think is the correct term, until we become ashy and needy for God’s Spirit to breathe on us again. One of the ways — actually the primary […]

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Practicing Intentional Rest (Step 3)

Have you ever noticed that when you go away on holiday it isn’t quite the rest you were hoping for? Your problems follow you, don’t they? And even if you manage to ignore them, they seem to be waiting when you get home. Proper rest alludes you, and you come home as tired as you […]

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Practicing Intentional Rest (step 2)

Did you notice in Step 1 just how difficult it can be to be still, even for a short time? If so, don’t beat yourself up, and don’t give up. Being still, especially in our day and age, is a learned practice —a discipline. You’ll get there! When we attempt to get off that treadmill […]

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Practicing Intentional Rest (Step 1)

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) If people […]

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A Brand New Life

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” (C.S. Lewis) No matter who we are, where we have been, what we have done or even had done TO us in the past, Jesus death and resurrection changes everything. Whether aged 9 or 99 it […]

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