Ambition/Rest

As someone with 5 kids, ambitious freelance projects (I tend to underestimate time-wise (working on this!) for on freelance projects, as I’m used to estimating given a 40 hour/job, which I of course can’t do while freelancing with kids and a full-time job.) in a short amount of time (by trying to not cut on time with God, family time, and–of course–not reducing or during my full-time work), work at times feels like a vacation. A working vacation, but still a slower pace.

That’s most likely a sign that I need to use my personal “Sabbath” time more intentionally. I don’t do it in a legalistic way, but I usually don’t work from Friday nights through Saturday to stop from the grind and focus on God. It forces me to stop, which I need sometimes.

I try to work hard (and smart), but if there’s no break and you have the constant “buzz” of life and work burning in your mind even while you’re not “working,” are you resting? Probably not, at least not for me.

Even God rested on the seventh day, not because He needed to, but to show us an example for how to do work in our lives.


Commit Your Way

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weighs the motives. Commit your deeds to the Lord, and your plans shall succeed.

Proverbs 16:2-3 (NHEB)


Posts and Memories

This evening, I went through some of my old posts here. It reminded me of the beginning of the song “Thankful” by Caedmon’s Call:

I ran across an old box of letters
While I was bagging up
Some clothes for Goodwill
You know I had to laugh
That the same old struggles
That plagued me then
Are plaguing me still
I know the road is long
From the ground to glory
But a boy can hope
He’s getting some place
&ellip;

A lot of things are different, a lot are the same. God’s still got me (meaning, He will take care of me despite my struggles), and that is one thing that has stayed the same.


One Whose Attitudes Lead and Mimic a Child’s

One Whose Attitudes Lead and Mimic a Child’s.

Great article on our attitudes and perspective towards God.


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