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13 July

Happy Saturday!

Hello again friends!

I hope you have a restful weekend!  I reread this quote from CS Lewis and thought it would be fitting for the work we do here:

“We may be content to remain what we call ‘ordinary people’:
but He is determined to carry out a quite different plan.

To shrink back from that plan is not humility: it is laziness and cowardice.
To submit is not conceit or megalomania; it is obedience.”

-CS Lewis in Mere Christianity

I pray that you experience God is new and refreshing ways this weekend!  See you next week!


18 February

On the Stress of Resting

Today I have been blessed with a day of rest and time away from work.  And I admit that I’m not very good at resting.  I tend to stress out thinking I should be doing something “productive” or using the time to “get ahead” on work.  But I’m also reminded that in my resting, I can acknowledge and celebrate my humanity and finiteness.  God created us to be dependent on Him, so I am practicing that even though its uncomfortable and stressful.  Sometimes that best way to worship God is through rest.

We will continue on with our study of Luke tomorrow.  So if you get the day off of work or school, enjoy your extra time today!

Here is another quote from the beloved CS Lewis:

“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good,

but that God will make us good because He loves us.”

Let us rest in knowledge and confidence that God is working in us, even when we are at rest.

Be blessed today and I’ll see you on Tuesday!

02 February

Happy Saturday!

If you are a fellow Portlander, enjoy this sunny weekend!  Here’s one of my favorite quotes from G.K. Chesterton, an author that greatly influenced C.S. Lewis:

“Christianity has not been tried and found wanting;

it has been found difficult and not tried.”

I look forward to connecting again next week!  See you on Monday!

26 January

Enjoy your weekend!

Happy Saturday!

Here is one of my favorite quotes from St. Augustine:

You have created us for Yourself, oh Lord,

And our hearts are restless

Until they find their rest in You.

Be blessed this weekend and I will see you on Monday!

19 January

I love C.S. Lewis, Saturdays, and 3 day weekends!

Hey everyone!  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a good weekend!  Here is one of my favorite quotes from C.S. Lewis in his book The Weight of Glory:

“I believe in Christianity
as I believe that the sun has risen,
not only because I see it,
but because by it I see everything else.”

See you on Monday!