About a month ago I had the pleasure of attending the Breathe Writers Conference in Grand Rapids, MI.
When I got home from the conference, I was challenged to find “my rhythm” or, in other words, a specific and consistent time of day to sit down, gear up and write. As a mom of two young children, my writing time is sandwiched in here or squeezed in there and is sporadic, at best.
Hopped up on magical conference “mojo,” I decided to try, for one week, to find
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A week ago I meandered through my freshly tilled garden with an eight-pound bag of rye seed resting on my hip. I scooped handfuls of the seed and sifted it through my hands watching it drop into the soft, dark earth.
This was my first attempt to plant a cover crop for winter. I had no idea how beneficial a cover crop could be for your soil, particularly rye:
It grows quickly, with deep roots that keep soil loose and prevent it from compacting over the winter.
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Do you know anyone who does not have a favorite “junk food?” I don’t either!
It seems that every time the pressure is on, my body’s first desire is more often than not, something fast, cheap, and sweet. There is something about taking that first bite, and the stress seems to fade away; until the last bite and then I realize that I am worse off than where I started!
This week, I‘ve been asked of Jesus to begin paying attention to something else that happens when stressors mount; I’ve
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photo by Jen Gusey
Sometimes it is so easy to feel bogged down by stress, chaos, frustrations and disappointments. It can be quite damaging to bury those feelings or rely on our own strength to get by. God asks us to give those things to Him.
To experience the peace that only comes from God we need to stop. To surrender. To rest.
photo by Jen Gusey
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
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