The Practice of Wise-Boundary Setting

Guest Blogger: Kelly Balarie Recently, I met someone going through a hard time. God clearly put it upon my heart to set down my work and to pray with her. On the call, I listened to her heart. I allowed her to talk. The minutes ticked by, but I knew the invitation from God wasContinue reading “The Practice of Wise-Boundary Setting”

Review of Rest Now, by Kelly Balarie

This crazy busy society leaves no room to rest. Not just sleep rest, but peaceful rest. The sincere rest of the soul. How do we obtain that? Only with Christ. Kelly offers us such a powerful, practical and sincere way to simply breath. To let go of the busy, performance mindset, to appreciate life toContinue reading “Review of Rest Now, by Kelly Balarie”

Are you feeling scorched today?

It’s been hot, here in Chicago this summer. Currently, we are in the middle of the summers heat; temperatures are well into the nineties. The warmth rises from the depths of the ground. I’m looking at the plant on my patio, realizing that it needs water every day throughout the summer; although I’m not aContinue reading “Are you feeling scorched today?”

Spring… .Summer…. Autumn….

I sit at the table this morning, the screen door open to enjoy fresh air. I’m listening to the birds sing and fluttering all around. It’s was a late start to spring, and now summer is near end. The promise of green will be turning shades of orange soon. The weather forces us to beContinue reading “Spring… .Summer…. Autumn….”

Take time to relax

These have been stressful days. I have seen many comments, memes and blogs wanting a do over for 2020. Interesting, isn’t it? Many of us had visions of just that: 2020 – you know.. like eyesight. If you wear glasses, as I have for fifty years now, I dream of having 2020 vision. Oh, justContinue reading “Take time to relax”