Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Sermon

It's a busy time of year!

Yesterday, I had a conversation about "busy-ness "with my daughter.  I was busy finishing the Christmas decorations, and she was cutting out her 5th sewing project for the season.  She had her school's staff party to attend last night, I have my Tupperware Cooking School Demo to prepare for Monday night.  My daughter, like her mother is prone to over-extending herself!

I have to admit, that neither of us was feeling the JOY.  How easy is it to get off track; to lose sight of the meaning of this season?  I, (we) should know better!

I have a little Hallmark book titled "God Always Has a Plan B".  I often turn to it for inspiration, and as part of my quiet time.  I was drawn to it this morning, and landed on the chapter "for providing rest for the weary". Imagine that?  Amazing, our God!

The page begins with a quote by Thomas à Kempis, "First, keep peace within yourself; then you can also bring peace to others". 

As I read on, I was reminded by the author, that to be at my best, to be healthy, to truly enjoy life, I must make time to rest my body, mind and spirit!  Five hours of sleep, no exercise, and a distracted 10 minutes of devotional time aren't going to do it!

Come to me, all you who are
weary and burdened,
and I  will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28


  1. That's what I would call a Divine Signature Chris. God's trying to tell you something! xxoo

  2. It is amazing how you are led to read something totally unexpected but at the same time so needed for that moment. Thank you for sharing and reminding us we need to slow down and listen for God! That message was in the sermon at our church this morning.


  3. Beautiful, Chris! You have given me pause to think...and slow myself to a pace that is fun, memorable and in the moment. Thanks! Have a lovely holiday season, you and your daughter!


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