Resource Resort

Resources to Rest and Restore the Soul

Welcome to the Resource Resort! All summer long, we’ll be helping you relax and enjoy a fun, peaceful summer vibe. Be sure to check back each week for new content!

Be Still

Articles that help us create rhythms of rest

Craft Cabana

Easy to make! Check back for new ones each week!

Vitamin "D"evotionals

Inspiring and encouraging reads

Eat Wave!

Fun and easy summer recipes! Can you guess what’s coming next?

Listen & Read

Warm Weather Worship and our Restoration Reading List

Articles to Encourage & Inspire

Keep yourself spiritually nourished all summer with these article series that are updated weekly.  Whether it’s learning the skill of Sabbath or hearing about how God is working in the lives of other LifePointers and across the globe, there is something in these sections for every soul.

Be Still

This series examines the concept of rest from what kind best fits our personality type to how we can instill it in our children.

Never Too Old For A Timeout

As a parent, I often feel the tremendous weight of instilling a moral compass within in my children.
But I am also wired to be busy. My brain is continually racing with things to be done and I am always rushing to keep up. The expectations I have placed upon myself to be the best wife, mom, daughter, employee, and volunteer do not leave space for much down time.
I wondered if I had failed to teach my kids an important lesson: how to enjoy life and find rest in knowing and loving Jesus. Why is this such a hard thing to show our children?

Vitamin “D”evotionals

In good times and in dark, nothing shines brighter than God’s promises.

An Everyday Lesson

Day after day, I work at my to-do list, and if there’s time left, only then does my focus turn to the people around me. God made it clear in Iceland that I’ve got it wrong:  part of finding rest is focusing on what matters.  We’ve been called by God to love others. And how can we possibly do this well when we’re running from one thing to another at warp speed?

Beyond Borders

If you always wanted to know more about what LifePoint does outside of our building, this is the series for you.

Starting the Race: The Mission of Carry 117 for Korah, Ethiopia

Carry 117 founder Berhanu states that he’s learned: “You think you need money. You think you need wealth. You think you need platforms. You think you need the educational background to make a difference. But you just need to have the right heart. If you have that, you can do anything. Be the person who starts the relay race, or jumps into a race that’s already being run… Don’t just sit in the stands and watch.”

For Nicole, the race is already running. The wheels are in motion and there are great ways to get off the stands and be a part of Carry 117. It might look like wearing a Carry 117 t-shirt. It may look like purchasing a product or hosting a house party. It may look like sharing the organization’s mission with friends when they ask about the new bracelet on your wrist.

Eat Wave!

Don’t let lemonade and burgers have all summer fun!  These easy recipes will help you make snacks to beat the heat and are fun to eat! Click on the photos to download the recipe.

Each week, we’ll unveil a new fun treat – can you guess what they will be, based on the picture and clue?

Ladybug Ice Pops

Only three steps for these cute and fruity treats – prep, freeze, and enjoy!

Firecracker Cakes

The snap crackle and pop in these cakes are red white and truly delicious.  Use a store bought cake for the same fireworks, with a shorter fuse!

Ocean Floats

Taste the tropics in this beachy dessert beverage with hints of coconut and lime.

Watermelon Pizza

Everyone loves pizza – this dessert version is sure to please.  Who needs crust when you have mouthwatering melon?

Seafood Boil in Foil

All the flavor and fun of a shrimp boil in an easy to cook and clean foil packet!

Frozen Unicorn Mocktail

Skip the booze and cool down with bright colors, fruity sweetness, and just a touch of unicorn magic!  Happy sipping!

Grilled Banana Boats

Banana and chocolate alight, sailor’s delight!  This easy dessert is a melty mouthful of yum.

Tin Can Bread

When a tortilla and a sub roll fall in love, this bread is the outcome.

Campfire Cookies

The only kind of cookie can top a s’more at a cookout is one that is topped with an adorable candy campfire.  Light the marshmallows for a flaming feast! 

Craft Cabana

These two minute how-to videos will take you through making simple summer-friendly crafts that the whole family can enjoy. 

Terracotta Planter Candy Jars

An apple this way will make a teacher’s day!  These cute candy jars are a perfect back-to-school sweet treat.

Sponge Water Bombs

Start a water war with these spongey soakers that take less than a minute to make!

Seashell Salt Dough Ornaments

Have fun making summer memories into simple mementos that will remind you of soaking up the sun all year long.

I Spy Sand Bottles

Hunt in the sand for more than shells with a fun game that all ages will enjoy making and playing!

Pool Noodle Tic Tac Toe

Waterproof your win with this oversized and outdoor way to land three in a row!

Avocado Boats

Avocados are a superfood but did you know even the peel has power?  These boats are a fun way to get your nutrients and sail them too!

Dome Lid Jellyfish

Upcycle under the sea with these cute ocean critters made from leftover frozen drink lids!

4 Ways to Paint Fireworks for the 4th

All about boom boom boom!  Here are four ways to make your own fireworks this Fourth a little messier but just as festive!

Sidewalk Chalk Puffy Paint

Swap the dry chalk for a wetter variety made with simple household ingredients.  The vivid color and easy application of this paint will have your whole family squeezing their hearts out.

Listen & Read

Restoration Reads

Titles to help with the task of slowing down.

An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest

Following the framework of Jesus’ earthly life, this book details how the work of “unhurrying” ourselves is central to our spiritual development in areas including resisting temptation, caring for others, and prayer.

Rhythms of Rest: Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Busy World

Miller dispels legalistic ideas about Sabbath and shows how even busy people can implement a rhythm of rest into their lives. With encouraging stories from people in different stages in life, Miller shares practical advice for having peaceful, close times with God. 


Learn to live the unforced rhythms of grace in this practical book on how to live a life of Sabbath Simplicity. Be inspired by true stories of women who are slowing down, simplifying, and practicing Sabbath. If you’re feeling hurried and worried, this book will guide you to live at a sane pace and focus on what really matters.

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

Pastor John Mark Comer details how being too busy destroyed his mental health, affected his relationships, and weakened his connection to his faith. By slowing down and limiting his commitments, he gained happiness and wellbeing in every area of his life. 

Why Emotions Matter

God designed us as emotional beings. This book examines the purpose behind our emotions and helpful tools and habits to cultivate emotional health over the long-term through the lens of current research and scriptural teaching. 

Liturgy of the Ordinary

Warren, an Angelic priest, provides refreshment to the soul weary with the commonness of life.  Using a poetic prose style, she uncovers the beauty of the everyday by revealing the presence of God in daily activity. 


Dr. Matthew Sleeth describes symptoms, clarifies signs, diagnoses the illness, and lays out a simple plan for living a healthier, more God-centered life in a digitally-dazed, always-on world. Sleeth uses his personal experience to help readers better understand how their own lives can be transformed – physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually – by adopting the 24/6 lifestyle.

Warm Weather Worship

Whether you’re harmonizing in the backyard hammock or flexing your baritone on the beach, this playlist will keep you singing His praises all summer long.

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