For the Busy Mom: A Special Invitation This Holiday Season

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and everywhere I turn there’s a tide rising of commotion, preparation, and pinning. There are the gift idea boards and the yummy-stuffed turkeys, the recycled card box projects and the perfect family pose for greeting cards. Don’t forget the 1,845 cookie recipes, exactly 395 of which are gluten-free. And then the avalanche …

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28+ Bible Verses about Stillness and Rest in God’s Presence

Our lives today are so fast-paced that we battle continual exhaustion, not from the physical labor our great-grandmothers endured but the mental gymnastics we perform to try to keep up with the never-ending demands. We’re constantly stimulated by social media, advertising, school programs, church events, and our own inner clamor. This frantic pace is exhausting! Even our “Quiet Time” is …

4 Steps to Creating a Haven of Rest this Christmas

His answer shocked me. “How can I show you love this Christmas?” I had asked my husband. His first words (“more physical affection”) I expected. But not what came next: “Quiet. Peace. Less doing and more time just enjoying each other.” He looked at me to see if I understood. His simple Christmas wish was to come home to a haven of rest each …

If you feel like life is rushing at you 300 mph and you can't find a slice of quiet or stillness anywhere, there's one key thing you can do

A Prayer for Stillness When Life Is Rushed

Are you busy? Do you long for a little sliver of peace and quiet in the chaos of your day? There’s the housework and the toddler and the job and all that. And there are friendships and social events and appointments and ministry nights. And then there’s the relentless inner chatter, the mental to-do lists, the Pinterest projects that I see potentially all over …