Urban Missions and Sustainable Rhythms

I feel good.Better than I have in a long time.And it's the routines,The rhythms of sustainability that have brought me into this spaciousness,Where the boundary lines are set in pleasant places.I walk every day.Take my vitamins.Learning to drink more water.I rise before dawn, nestle into my prayer chair. Journal, read, pray for a couple hours before my day begins.Most days I'm in bed at the crack of 9:15, just after our household evening prayers.Kirk and I have a "family meeting" weekly. Just the two of us, checking in with each other and talking about life and ministry.Followed up with a date night. We still hold hands. :o)I take two days off a week. Back to back. A proper weekend.Consisting of a day of preparation and a sabbath.I bake and do felting.Working quietly with my hands.Sounds a bit rigid, routinized.But is allowing me more freedom than I could ever have imagined.Carving space to allow my soul to be nurtured and prosper.I can breathe now."Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)

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