We live life at high speed.
Often, we don’t realize how our frenetic pace can influence us. Though technology can benefit us, it can also create noise that makes
Our world, and perhaps our churches, place a high value on how busy we are as if the winner in the “who’s busiest” sweepstakes gets to wear the badge of
It doesn’t take a keen observer to conclude that the former often wins. As much as we may try to slow down and relax, even our leisure often occurs at a breakneck pace. We understand the need to rest and recharge, but doing so can prove elusive.
While fighting the busyness beast can occur on many battlefronts, I want to highlight one simple exercise that, if
The “Daily Office” is a simple, focused practice in which we set aside time during the day to encounter God. Regardless of our roles in life — harried mom, plumber, teacher, engineer — we can implement this discipline.
I’d recommend starting with a 10-minute chunk of time, perhaps in the morning or at lunch.
Break up this time into the four parts you see in the sidebar. Remember the goal isn’t to get something from God, but rather to spend time with God.
This isn’t about an agenda, but simply moving into the Lord’s invitation to “be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10, English Standard Version).
As you become accustomed to taking the time to slow down with God, you can adapt the elements, duration and time of the day to suit your needs. The “Daily Office” can even be
In the quest for success, it’s easy to neglect your health. Though you may be able to ignore the needs of your body for a while, they will eventually catch up with you. But taking care of your body actually gives you a greater capacity to succeed and live up to your potential in all areas of life.
Are you searching for your life’s purpose? How we each live out our purpose may look different, but our purpose was defined long, long ago.
If you feel like your work is defining you and you want it to change, try these three ideas.
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