On sleepless nights
when the mind churns
and the heavy eyelids seek rest
but the mind cannot find it —
Lord, bring me to You.
Let me not waste these starlit hours
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in anxious wrestling
or meaningless pacification
but spend them in Your presence —
pouring myself in praise,
meditating on your might,
worshipping through your Word.
Better is a handful of quietness
than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind.
— Ecclesiastes 4:6
At the beginning of this period of social isolation, my wise preacher husband said in a Facebook Live session that this time of solitude and, for some, rest from work, had the potential to be very beneficial to our spiritual lives — if we would let it. If we would choose to spend time in quietness with God.
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I am beyond honored to share some life-giving thoughts from my lovely sister Katie Deck in today’s guest post. Katie is wise, caring, and immensely talented and creative. (You can follow her as she paints and draws beautiful artwork on Instagram at @katiedeckstudio.) With anxiety being a particularly relevant discussion during these strange times, Katie has some very helpful ideas for helping us find peace. We pray that these practical thoughts will help and bless you in your walk.
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Today’s blog post is another guest post, this one from Nancy Mitchell Wheat. Nancy grew up as the child of faithful missionary parents, and she and her husband Bobby Wheat served as missionaries in Zimbabwe for many years themselves, raising their three now-adult children there. Nancy is a woman of great faith, and she possesses a wealth of wisdom. She is one of the most joy-filled women I know. You will be blessed by her words in today’s post.
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Today’s article is a guest post by a dear friend of mine, Tracy Watts. Tracy is a jewel of a Christian woman. As a mom in her early thirties, Tracy possesses wisdom far beyond her years. She is godly in her actions and attitude, tenderhearted, and grace-giving. Tracy uses her many talents for the Lord and displays Christlike humility in all she does.
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