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Mar
22

An Unhurried Heart

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In the midst of full lives, busy days, and moments that fly by so quickly they are barely noticed, God calls us to way of living that emanates from an unhurried heart.

And while that may seem impossible in today’s world, the mandates of Scripture stand firm.

Our lives are to show the fruit of the Spirit of God living inside us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control. Such fruit can only be grown in a life that is rooted in a deepening relationship with God, which requires attentiveness and prioritizing and a good measure of being present with an unhurried heart.

One of the greatest traps of the enemy of our souls is to ensnare us in busyness. When busyness characterizes our lifestyle, spiritual disciplines such as mediation, Scripture memory, Bible reading, and prayer often fly out the window.

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Categories : Purposeful Living
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Mar
02

Chocolate Cake for Breakfast

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chocolate cake Life is always uncertain. Most of the time, I live as if that isn’t true and yet the last two years have consistently reminded me that things can change at any given moment.

My mom has had multiple new health concerns in recent days. Calls from her assisted living facility mean immediate changes in my daily schedule in order to facilitate Mom’s care. Unplanned doctor visits and hospital stays trump my normal life and remind me that I’m not really in control of my life as much as I’d like to believe.

It reminds me of the days when my kids were small and you never knew when a stomach virus or some other unplanned thing would show up to throw a wrench into life’s schedule. Flexibility was a necessity in those days.

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Categories : Aging, Anxiety
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