Friday, July 23, 2010

Tired

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I am tired. Worn out. The stresses of everyday life, all of the issues that I have shared with you in the last few days have left me feeling depleted. I think I need to rest.

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My friend Manda writes a beautiful blog called There is a Time. . . (For everything, and a season for every activity under heaven). She writes about the important things in our life that we need to make time for, and she writes about these things beautifully. She has spoken about the need for rest before. As have many of my other friends who remind me that I run on empty far too often. I have a sneaking suspicion that there are others who are reading this who know all too well what I am talking about.

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"Come to Me," Jesus said, "all that labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest." Rest from the thoughts of insecurity, the wrongs in our lives, our burden of sin. The rest that only Jesus can provide. Soul rest.

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So now, I am going to Him, and I will ask for rest. Quieting of the mind, slowing of the heart, peace from within. Renewal and strength for the days to come and the challenges that will come with them.

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41 comments:

Alison said...

Following you now from the link on Bee Cute. I'm enjoying looking around your blog...and I think that I could use a little "soul rest" as well.

Have a blessed weekend!

Michelle said...

I love this post. It's so beautifully written. I know God will give you your needed rest and refreshment.

and flowers pick themselves said...

i love that last photo, and the authenticity of your posts. very inspiring, erin.

:)

xo Alison

Claudia said...

Ahhh yes - he will give us rest!
Thanks for this beautiful reminder of a caring God!
Claudia

Pamela Holderman said...

good to remember but I find it so hard. moved all my links to their own page and tried to get your button but it would not work. hmmm...

Sharon said...

I hope that you come gracefully to all the rest, centeredness, and peacefulness that your spirit needs. Just looking at those sweet kitty photos sure gives me a boost of calm.

Myrna R. said...

Your rest is well deserved. Take a little time for yourself.

Indie.Tea said...

What beautiful photographs...and what beautiful words. I will be visiting your friend's blog shortly, after I give my two cats a hug :)

Weezer said...

Good for you. It's the weekend and time to rejuvenate....physically and spiritually. Take a break from here. Rest your mind. Take a nap.

Lydia's Pennies said...

Thanks for following, Im following you back. Love the blog, I cant wait to read more.

Lydia

Bombshell BLISS said...

What an absolutely lovely blog! Thanks for the follow and I'm going to find it a joy to follow you back!

Jeanette

MJ said...

Hi Erin, thank you for following my blog! I hope you'll enjoy it :) Following you back already as your blog looks interesting!
Hugz from London, MJ

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

your blog is so....pretty...I really like it. GFC you back and on Twitter too :) PS. might be back to ask for some tips!

Kasie said...

He is the God of peace! Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the visit & the follow. I'm following back. Blessings!

Dee Crowe said...

thank you for visiting my blog and following! I am now following yours as I am enjoying reading it!

Have a great weekend...and I hope you get the rest you need!

Danielle @ "We Don't Have It All Together" said...

Hi, thanks for stoppin by my blog(Life In Him). I am following you now.
Great post! And He WILL give you rest. And peace. And comfort.

Have a great weekend :)

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by. I am now following you back.
I too am in the need of "rest" rest of all kinds, not just the sleepy kind. I love your post. Running on empty is something I do far to often and this is really one of those times.
Take care and have a restful, blessed and peaceful weekend. I have daycare today and scouts tonight so have to wait until tomorrow for my rest.

Marnie said...

Hi Erin,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following you :0)

Rest is needed for both mind and body. It's the best medecine ever. A long nice soak in the tub (with lavender if you have it) is a great way to get the process started :0)

All the best to you,
Marnie

Juggling Thoughts @ One Fine Wire said...

Hey girl, thanks so much for becoming a follower of One Fine Wire, I am your newest follower as well! Love your blog :)

I look forward to your next visit...have a great weekend!

Nice to meet you!

Electra said...

Hi Erin, your blog is lovely! and thanks for following mine, I look forward to getting to know you! I know totally what you're talking about, running on empty!

Tara said...

What a great blog you have! Thanks for visiting my blog and I am a new follower!

B said...

Following from Follow Me, Chickadee!

This post hits home for me. I've been running on empty a lot myself, between my full-time job, my part-time writing gig, motherhood, household duties, etc.

Great post!

Doreen McGettigan said...

What a great post. Funny how God always puts me where I should be so I hear things I should hear. I was so busy preparing for a week at the shore with our 5 kids their spouses and all the grand kids..It was a glorious time but a lot of work. Then of course we got home and have been dealing with 2 family crisis' at the same time. I slept in a chair in ICU for 13 nights, went to work and went right back. I had so much energy I think I could have done anything. Now that both boys are heading towards full recovery I am exhausted. I am allowing family to step in and help out(very difficult for me).
Thank you for stopping by and following my blog and for your kind comments. I will be back for a visit soon.

Dawn said...

Beautiful! How true & love the term "soul rest". Thanks for coming by & following. I'm a follower now too.

Karine Traverse said...

Thank you for the follow :) Following you back

Laura PARING DOWN said...

Love your blog - it's beautiful, and I am happily following you as well!

Cheers,
Laura

Mrs. G said...

Hey Erin, thanks for stopping by my blog and following!!

Yours is so cute. =) Hope you have a great weekend!

goldenbird said...

Love those pictures of that sleeping orange cat. I have to have lots of downtime to just putter around my home and do nothing or I get cranky and rundown. Taking time to rest really helps to get the creativity flowing.

Manzanita said...

A renaissance woman of the arts. Your blog is eye-candy with a generous sprinkling of wisdom. Thank you for stopping at my blog. I will be looking forward to being your follower.

Mrs. Sassy Crafter said...

Hello! I'm following you back, I really like your blog!

www.mrssassycrafter.com

Sarah Hull said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Friday Follows- thanks for stopping by my blog and following me! I love the photos on this post! I hope that you get the rest you need :)

http://thelittlehedgehog.blogspot.com/

TracePoo said...

Thank you for following my blog! I'm now following you back...


Such beautiful photos!

Amy and Luke said...

wow! Reading other's blogs makes me realize what mine is lacking. ah well, I'm new, maybe I can improve. I'm excited to read more of yours. You have a beautiful family. Thanks for following.

freckleonthenose said...

We all need these reminders, so thank you for reminding us of the importance of rest! I am having one of those relaxing days today and it's doing wonders on my body and soul as we speak!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your newest follower and I look forward to reading more!

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me from the SS blog hop. I'm your newest follower. :) Your blog is beautiful. I really enjoyed this post and hope that your soul will be restored with rest.
http://raisingfutureleaders.blogspot.com

jamfiescreations1 said...

What a beautiful post. Great pictures. I am now a follower.
Thanks for following.

sweetjeanette said...

Hey there! Thank for visiting my blog and following through FF - I'm followin' ya right back! Loving my visit here!

day2dayfinds said...

Following you back. Thanks for stopping at mine. Very nice blog pictures. I am going to become a follower.

Jenny said...

I am constantly needing reminders to rest - thank you for this!!

I just love all the photographs you post on your blog - you always have such beautiful photos!

Ida Nielsen said...

What a lovely and peaceful post!

Amy said...

I love your quiet faith.

(Quiet as in steady and peaceful, not as in hiding it under a bushel ;) )

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