Learning How To Rest
Oxford dictionaries define rest as “ceasing work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength”. This sounds easy right? WRONG. I am amazed at how difficult it is to simply REST. Turn off the brain, set aside the to-do lists, and stop checking (and answering) email. I’ve discovered that I need to learn how to rest. I have to learn this because I’ve been conditioned to do and to produce. In fact, my self-worth and identity are intricately connected to my ability to produce SOMETHING. That something ranges based upon the situation at hand. It could be solving others’ problems, planning and programming events, helping those less…
Monday Musings: Lessons from Stingray City
Grand Cayman 2019
Top 10 Quotes of 2018
These words inspired, challenged, and ignited my pursuit of Shalom! I hope they do the same for you.
Top 10 Books of 2018
This is by no means an exhaustive list of the AMAZING books that came out this year. They are simply my picks for ones that resonated LOUDLY with me in my pursuit of shalom. Please note: some of these were published before 2018. I just read or re-read them in 2018. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown Overrated: Are We More in Love with…