Rest and Restoration

I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint. – Jeremiah 31:25

Saturday I made jam. On Monday I cleaned out a big part of my closet. It felt so freeing to bring some order to where there had been little. Now I’m planning to take some time off from my desk too–restoration time.

I’ve been doing this for awhile–blogging since July of 2015 to be exact. This post is number 407.

Many of my posts illuminate the challenges Christianity and innocent human life face in America and around the world. But there have been lighter moments when a dog guest posted and the grandkids picked blueberries. (The dog appears in that one too.)

The challenges remain. The dog went home to his master. And the blueberries eventually became jam. I’ve written and not cleaned closets–an activity I generally avoid despite the feeling of accomplishment that follows it.

Even so, my goal in the next couple of weeks will be to spend time contemplatively. I have a new journal–pure pages yet untouched.

And downtime for me means other books too. I’ve completed some of the books on my reading list for this year. I’m partway through others. I’ve added and deleted a few since the year began. I hope to knock off several of the ones I’ve begun and get to others I’m eager to read.

Thank you to the faithful readers and the occasional ones. Writing nourishes a writer’s soul in and of itself. Still, it’s great to see someone else getting something out of the arrangement of words and ideas on a screen.

I’m planning to check back in on June 17. I’m hoping to be geared up and refreshed for a Master Class with Dannah Gresh that week. And I can’t wait to tell you all about it.

Lots to look forward to. Now, onto prep and quiet time. God bless!

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27 Replies to “Rest and Restoration”

  1. Nancy, good for you. Restoration and time away is always a good thing. Reading and journaling will cause much reflection along the way as well. Happy rest! 🙂

  2. Enjoy the break and may God refresh you fully during this time. Oh, and do you need my address so you can send some jam? Lol

  3. Nancy, I love how you wove all these pieces together. The strong and steady pace, the seriousness of our hearts’ cries and written messages, the joy of the little things, the things undone, the things waiting to be…all of it, we do with our Lord’s inspiration and leading. May you be refilled, refreshed and recharged for another season of writing. I’m grateful for your faith, your life and your torch of writing. Looking forward to your return to see you continue shining the light of Christ! Until then, be blessed!

  4. Thank you for this blog. It’s funny, but I left it midway to write an email to my beloved, asking to spend this Saturday resting, as opposed to running. Seems likely we’ve been running everywhere all weekend long for the past couple of months and the lack of rest has taken a toll.

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