It’s the weekend!
After spending a significant amount of life with busyness and a packed schedule at the forefront, I’ve learned the weekend *slow-down matters and has become a sacred gift in my life. It’s a continual conversation at TableThink’s table. Joshua and I often discuss how we’ve struggled in finding space to slow down in the demands of the pastoral life. We agree it’s a key element in our coaching and teaching. Of course, we need to practice what we coach and teach in order to influence others to do the same.
The weekend provides time and space as a sanctuary, a sacred place in the week, set apart and dedicated for renewal and connection with God, self, and one another.
There’s a need to be still, to rest from work, to make space for restoration, and to take refuge. When we come to this place of rest, we find what is sacred, mindful of the gift of it all.
The slow-down has been practiced since the ancient days. It requires the decision to make space to rest in the presence of God. This practice of connecting deeply with God moves us into the realm of pure love, making us new.
The weekend slow-down, a simple practice, reveals never-ending lessons.
The thing is . . . people often miss this key piece of living . . . because of the burden of busyness and the sense of urgency.
The slow-down leads to a path of surrendering and releasing what is not of Love . . . condemnation, judgement, pressure, chaos, and all the battles within.
The process of surrender and release awakens the soul to the power of grace and truth in a deep and powerful connection with the Spirit of God, leading to a transformational experience.
Slow-down. Be Still.
- Breathe deeply.
- Be still.
- Identify and release whatever is not of God’s love.
- Focus on the presence of God.
- Breathe deeply.
As always, you are invited to take a seat at TableThink‘s virtual table and join the conversation.
Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or something. Find a sweet spot during the weekend to breathe, slow-down, and release whatever is not of love.
It’s the weekend: Take time make the slow-down part of your rhythm of life. Breathe. Slow down. Be still. ~Kerrie
*The thing is . . . living without space for the slow-down opens the door . . . to increased stress, exhaustion, and illness. The slow-down is essential to our well-being and overall health.
- Two Weekend Words
- Weekend Sanctuary
- Weekend Pause
- Weekend Ritual
- Weekend Life
- Weekend Wonder
- Weekend Comfort Menu
- Weekend Thinking
- Weekend Sacred Rest
- Weekend Peace
- Weekend Waiting
- Weekend Restoration
- Weekend Perspective
- Weekend Preparation
- Weekend Listening
- Weekend Calm Space
- Weekend: Women . . . Mothers, Daughters, Sisters . . . and Friends
- Weekend Hallelujah
- Weekend Hindsight
- Weekend Slow-Down Matters
- Weekend Breath
- Weekend Space
- Weekend Turnaround
- Weekend Rhythm
- Weekend Sacred Gift