Be at rest once more

Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. (Psalm 116:7)




Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. (Psalm 116:7 NIV)


We are grateful for the inspirational guest posts that find their way to us. May they be a quiet respite for your day. May you find His rest, for He has, indeed, been so good to each of us.

He gets it.

He Gets It

There’s been a dramatic shift in my understanding of the cross and of the day we call Good Friday. … I think He knew He’d need to suffer the most agonizing and excruciating death possible, so that I’d believe that He really “gets it.”




Self-sufficiency and independence are part of the American way. Most of us have embraced these ideals. They allow us to provide for ourselves with little uncertainty and little inconvenience. We’re all prone to viewing our Maker as a good back-up plan. We work to craft and control our future without help, knowing God is always there if things go awry.


Why, my soul, are you downcast?

3 Things Not to Say to a Depressed Person

I can’t remember a time when chronic depression wasn’t a nemesis for me. As a child I often felt an overwhelming sadness and wept without understanding why. As an adult, a number of acquaintances have said things to me that frustrated more than helped.


Caregiver - Poetry Prompt

Caregiver – A Poetry Prompt

This poetry prompt is explores the life-living role of caregiving – what it means to have a caregiver, to be a caregiver, for some of us, both.


Caregiver - A Poem by Bettie Gilbert
Prayer Pond • Your Safe Harbor for Prayer.

Prayer Pond

You're invited to the Prayer Pond, your safe harbor. This is where you can share your prayer requests, updates, and shouts of praise. Whether a request, praise, lament, suffering, loss, hope, grief, or joy, each prayer ripples far beyond this day and the boundaries of our world. #PrayItForward by praying for others.


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