If an ax is dull and one doesn’t sharpen it first, then one must exert more force. It’s profitable to be skillful and wise. - Ecclesiastes 10:10 (CEB)

For 28 years, I was consumed by my career as a faculty member and department chair at a local university. As with most educators, my job didn’t end when I left campus for the day. Although my husband encouraged me to take time for rest and renewal, I often worked...

Today's Prayer
Father God, thank you for calling us to rest in your presence, strengthening our minds, bodies, and souls for all you have for us to do. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Mark 6:30-34

Thought for the Day

Learning to rest prepares me to serve God well.

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The RESILIENCE conference in 2021 was so uplifting and nourishing. It was wonderful to be with other Christians around the world at this retreat, who truly care about responding to trauma in a compassionate way by teaching spiritual practices to help with grounding and healing.”

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