Five simple strategies for slowing down

By |2018-03-02T16:35:23-06:00March 18th, 2015|

We live hurried lives. We feel, as today's reading in Deeply Loved describes, restless and unsettled. Imagine someone telling you: "You are like a jar of river water all shaken up. What you need is [...]

Self-care Friday

By |2018-03-02T16:39:28-06:00November 28th, 2014|

In an act of defiance against the culture, I purchased absolutely nothing today. I spent most of the day on the couch, although I did do some writing work from said couch. I read, took [...]

Free e-book copy of Breathe

By |2018-03-02T16:39:33-06:00November 19th, 2014|

Many of you remember my 2005 book Breathe. I know some of you continue to use it as a resource for small group discussions or your moms' ministries, or just to remind yourself to slow [...]

On my list this year: contentment

By |2014-11-12T00:19:01-06:00November 12th, 2014|

The onslaught is building, slowly but surely. You're already seeing and hearing ads for the holiday shopping season, reminding you that even though Thanksgiving is more than two weeks away, it's time to think about [...]

The Gift of Christmas Present (Part 1)

By |2018-03-02T16:40:50-06:00December 9th, 2013|

The Christmas season is one of joy, and angst. We long to have a meaningful, simple Christmas season, but we get sucked into consumerism and a Black Friday frenzy that spilled, this year, into Thursday. [...]

Hungry for rest

By |2018-03-02T16:42:19-06:00January 17th, 2013|

Best Christmas hymn lyric: "the weary world rejoices." It was kind of a theme at our house during the holiday season. We went a little slower, a little simpler. The tree decor, minimalist; the meals, [...]

Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity

By |2018-03-02T18:56:58-06:00August 3rd, 2012|

Hey, it's Free Book Friday. Because we're focusing on Sabbath this month (although Living in Sabbath Simplicity is a topic we discuss frequently here), here's an excerpt from my book Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity, [...]

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