Sabbatical

Those of you who know me are aware of my struggle with chronic migraine; you also know that I try not to let it stop me from living life. Lately, however, I have had a much more difficult time dealing with the constant pain and frequent vertigo. As a result, I feel it best to... Continue Reading →

Finding God’s Rest

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” (Matthew 11:28-29, ESV). God Rests God never tires. He needs neither sleep nor repose.... Continue Reading →

Rest—Day 4

“The inner essence of worship is experiencing Christ as more satisfying than everything you lose in death and everything you have in life.” —John Piper At first glance this quote doesn’t appear to fit the subject of rest. Taken at face value it is about worship. But I contend that it has everything to do... Continue Reading →

Rest—Day 3

”In contemporary society our Adversary majors in three things: noise, hurry, and crowds. If he can keep us engaged in 'muchness' and 'manyness,' he will rest satisfied. Psychiatrist C.G. Jung once remarked, 'Hurry in not of the Devil; it is the Devil.'" —Robert Foster, Celebration of Discipline p.13 I can certainly identify with both Foster’s... Continue Reading →

Rest—Day 2

"And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done” (Genesis 2:2, ESV). Here we are introduced to a concept that played a huge role in the lives of Jews for millennia, rest. The word for “rested”... Continue Reading →

Rest–Day 1

“So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience” (Hebrews 4:9-11 ESV). If you are... Continue Reading →

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