Rest
Shalom

Shalom

Peace. We sing songs about it. We march for it. Demonstrate for it. Hold conferences about it and create think tanks to create it. We long for it. But it remains elusive. We live in a world broken by war, poverty, hatred, and illness, making peace seem impossible. Yet...

the god of success

the god of success

If there is a god most near and dear to the heart of our culture it is the god of success. The god of success promises us the control, allowing us to make our own way; the approval of others who recognize what we've done; and the access to whatever pleasures we may...

Give Me a Break

Give Me a Break

Summer is upon us and that means a welcome break from the normal rhythms of life - time to slow down, rest, vacation.  At least, that’s what it’s supposed to mean. The truth is that our culture doesn’t do rest very well; the rhythm always seems to be high tempo. We...

The Miracles of Jesus – 2 – God of Rest

The Miracles of Jesus – 2 – God of Rest

This week we’ll continue our study of the Miracles of Jesus by investigating a healing miracle in which Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath. In this week’s lesson we’ll be considering not only what Jesus did, a miracle of healing, but also when He did it, on the...

Lighten the Load

Lighten the Load

Life is busy and people are tired. Our days are filled with what seems like a never-ending list of activities and obligations. The hectic nature of life makes us long for rest. This is just what Jesus promises to those who will come to him. He offers rest to those who...

Rest

Rest

RestThe LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. Psalm 23:1-2 (ESV)Iwas eased into parenting with an easy first baby. Our daughter slept through the night from five weeks on, took naps...

Chased by the Monster of More

Chased by the Monster of More

You can always count on Jesus to talk about real life kinds of things. That’s why He addresses the possibility that you might feel unsatisfied—always wanting more and more. Like all the challenges Jesus highlights in the Sermon on the Mount, greed reveals a heart...

Finding Rest

Finding Rest

Finding RestCome to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (ESV)I've struggled in recent weeks with feeling rested. On paper, our summer calendar seemed well-balanced, but in reality, it's been non-stop. As I've juggled visits...