Lent Reflection: Prayer of Restoration (Philippians 2: 9-11)

“Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:Continue reading “Lent Reflection: Prayer of Restoration (Philippians 2: 9-11)”

Joy for Rest: Surrender (Psalm 23)

Psalm 23: Practice of Joy “The Lord is my shepherd…he leads me beside still waters.” -Psalm 23:1-2 “Rest ruins our reputation for being superhuman,” writes Saundra Dalton-Smith in her book Sacred Rest.  Perhaps that’s not the first thing that comes to mind in reading Psalm 23. For many, this is heart psalm; a familiar passageContinue reading “Joy for Rest: Surrender (Psalm 23)”

Comfort for Rest: God’s Provision (Psalm 23:1)

“God my Shepherd!  I don’t need a thing.” Psalm 23:1 (The Message) Recently, as my husband and I were in our yard, we heard the cows on a nearby hill munching on grass.  They must have been in just the right spot with the wind blowing just so.  What a simple, yet profoundly peaceful, moment. Continue reading “Comfort for Rest: God’s Provision (Psalm 23:1)”

New Series: Rest (through the Psalms)

We are yoked to many things: a calling, employment, marriage partner, children, aging relatives. And at times, these commitments and the work we are called to can feel heavy and wearying.  At the start of his ministry, Jesus says:  “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I willContinue reading “New Series: Rest (through the Psalms)”

Lent Reflection: Prayer of Restoration (Philippians 2: 9-11)

“Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:Continue reading “Lent Reflection: Prayer of Restoration (Philippians 2: 9-11)”