I don’t know about you, but the busier I become, the less I do well.
This is especially true for me in regards to my chronic Dysthymia. All it takes is to add one more thing to the life-load and suddenly I’m struggling on all levels.
So when the opportunity came up for a chance to read a new book* on the very topic of “Doing Busy Better – Enjoying God’s Gifts of Work and Rest”, I almost did a little dance.
Almost immediately, author Glynnis Whitwer reveals in it’s first pages that this is a dual transformation book. That the words inside won’t just apply to your lifestyle and schedule. Her advice and real-life revelations will also change your spiritual life for the better!
Basically, she had me at this quote tucked inside chapter 1:
“There’s absolutely too much to do in God’s kingdom for us to not be busy about our Father’s business… but there’s too much to do to not rest and recharge in the presence of Jesus.” ~ Glynnis Whitwer
“Doing Busy Better” Enjoying God’s Gifts of Work And Rest
I had been robbed again.
It was the third time that week.
Invaded, and as usual, I never saw it coming.
And quite frankly, I needed it to stop.
The losses were stacking up and I was feeling it acutely.
Because the same thing had happened the week before, and the week before that, and well… I could go on.
And when losses pile up around us, we tend to forget what we have gained.
Or maybe that we have gained anything at all.
I was not even up against an ordinary thief. And I know some of you might be wondering what I had done to encourage being robbed over and over.
Well, I wonder if you’ll join me today as I guest post for the lovely Abby McDonald and her blog the Fearfully Made Mom and I can tell you about the kind of loss I was experiencing, and how I get through it! You won’t regret it. Just click on the blue highlighted part above for more or click here.
And I’d love if you’d leave us a comment, or share the guest post over at Abby’s today!
It’s a great linkup day too! Will you join us over at Kelly Balarie’s #RaRaLinkup and Jennifer Dukes Lee’s #TellHisStory at 5PM EST?
You know what I’m gonna say. All the goodness is waiting for you if you just click on the hashtags above!
She sort of garnered attention.
In the middle of our local library, nearly tipping out of the computer chair, one hand dragging on the floor, slumped in a deep sleep.
I gave a quick look around.
Anyone else notice how lifeless this woman looked?
But everyone around her was either submerged in their work, or paying no attention while browsing the shelves.
Maybe I’ll notify someone at the front desk that in the 20 minutes I’ve been here, she hasn’t moved one iota out of her dangerously-close-to-hitting-the-floor slump.
She’s right where everyone who comes in can see her.
Staring, judging, snickering, head-shaking, they all pass.
Someone will take care of it.
So thankful for the grace of another week.
Because last week was less than wonderful.
Thinking back, we really needed hefty doses of one very special life-ingredient.
We watch around the world all the moments that required less opinion-giving and more grace-giving.
We watch and forget to Whom it is we belong.
The most epic Giver of Grace.