The Grass is Greener

FF53B82E-FD50-49E1-89FC-27CCF59CDE00“He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:2-3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The Grass is Greener

Our society tries to lead us to believe that success is obtaining material wealth. And while money can make life more comfortable in some ways, it does not bring happiness long term. Ultimately, material wealth will be taken away, as well as our general health. (Our government continues to find ways to tax us to pay for its callous spending, while destroying our healthcare system) By deluding us into believing “the grass is greener” with such materialism, our society has lured us into a temptation trap. We must stop this lie and put our hope in God, for only His pastures are truly greener.

Vacation

DBDFEAD5-6FD1-4181-802B-BE2CFCA3BAF9“”Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!””
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Vacation

A vacation is a period of time spent away from home or business in travel or recreation. Vacations can reduce your risk of heart attacks, boost your energy, lead to job promotions, make you happier with your life, help keep you calm, increase your lifespan, force you to be more efficient, and make you be a better boss. Last year, I took far too little vacation and it was hard on me physically and mentally. Now I aim to take more time off.

Still Waters

DA342D47-FEE1-4EFB-B16C-2783CEFAC33F“He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Still Waters
Still waters are waters that flow very gently and slowly, and are soothing to one’s mind, body and spirit.  The restful peace that can result is truly a blessing.  Like so many people, I love going to the beach on a beautiful day and listening to the waves as they crash onto the shore.  But I also enjoy the gentle trickling of water in a river or creek.  These sounds seem to massage our souls.  There is no wonder that fountains and waterfalls are so popular.  Anyone else feel tranquil by still waters?

Respite

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‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Respite

We all need a short period of rest and relief from the hustle and bustle and screen time of modern life. Our lives are bombarded with others wanting us to do something. Periodically I certainly need to detach from everything worldly and relax. Years ago while studying for my oral board examinations, I spent a long weekend in a Catholic Respite in Arkansas. It gave me such peace and allowed me to focus clearly on the important things in life. Now years later, I feel the need to search for that peace again.

Recipe for Your Best Skin

D1197BEC-9508-4DF9-8D2E-8261F17CD89FRecipe for Your Best Skin

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Solitude

“”Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!””
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬
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Solitude
Solitude can offer a peaceful mental break to a stressful day. Our society demands so much of us and some days become virtually intolerable. But finding a quiet space alone allows us to refocus on what is important and calms our souls. Amazingly, short rests can change our attitudes and our entire day.

Rest

38bfaa4f-b05d-42a4-8254-437fa7e47cc1“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭ASV‬‬

Rest
Sometimes I just cannot seem to get enough rest and I feel exhausted. It may be easy to refrain from physical activity, but it is often difficult to relax the mind…so I lay still, but keep thinking and worrying about all sorts of things. What seems to help me most is to count my blessings. That reminds me Who is in charge and how much He loves us. His Peace provides true rest.