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Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” Mark 6:31
Rest is a really hard concept for me. I come from a long line of hard workers, do-gooders, and strong people who like to do do do and work work work. It’s my natural bend to hustle all day every day to try to do more and more. 

And like Alisa Keeton says, if that hustle is HOLY (led by God, focused on His work), that is an okay thing. But for me, many times my hustle isn’t holy, it’s more about work work working for my worth.

It’s been a year of hard work.

Some holy hustle, and some plain old selfish, me-focused striving.

But God orchestrated it so that as I am entering into this new territory and closing the door on the previous chapter of life, we had planned a week away. 

Before we ever knew what was coming He had planned for us a week of rest. 

A chance to refocus. 

To renew. 

To remember my first calling as a wife and a Mama.

To spend time looking at this and marveling at His creation:

and spend time doing things like this:

So the goal is this: to disconnect.

To seek God’s face and His will during this time away.

To come back renewed and focused on the new mission ahead.

I hope to get back to a more normal schedule for writing and filming after we return, but am waiting on God’s leading and prompting.

Maybe you can recognize this same need- to unplug for a bit. Even if you can’t take time away, you can still take time to be STILL and to ask God what His plans are for you.

It’s hard, but time spent quiet with Him will far outweigh any tasks that you could be busily doing to check them off your list.

I hope this next week is a good one for you! I’ll be back soon and look forward to sharing with you whatever God lays on my heart.

Love y’all!

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