Rest for the Soul…

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Rest for the Soul…

I recently returned from a family vacation to Chicago.  To tell you the truth, I don’t really like “vacations.”  Unfortunately, they are normally trips full of activity with very little time to rest.  To me, a vacation should be all about rest.  It should be a time when the pressing concerns of life can be put on hold and you can simply breath.  In 2013, my family and my best friend’s family went to Disney.  While it was an incredible trip full of fantastic memories, there wasn’t much rest involved.  From the time we hit the ground in Orlando until we arrived back in Northwest Arkansas, it was busy, busy, busy.
Me & my Sweetie with the Chicago Skyline.
In contrast, my trip to Chicago was a perfect blend of rest and
activity.  We saw the sights of the city, but spent the nights and much of
our time in a little town surrounded by corn fields called Millington.  It
was there that I found some much needed rest for my soul.  It wasn’t in
the Chicagoland traffic.  That is for sure.  Our hosts for the week,
Rob Hager & family, made us feel so at home that it was easy to forget that
we were actually staying in someone else’s house.
Me & my girls outside the Art Institue of Chicago.

Now, why do I share about my little trip to Chicago?  Because
the healthy life demands that we take breaks from the rat race and just simply
rest.  Does that mean that we have to drive 10 hours away from home or fly
to another country?  No.  Although, it does help to get away.
 As someone who has been in ministry for years, I know that money can be
tight and a time of rest might not be high on your list, but don’t put it off.
 God wants us to find rest for our soul.  He wants us to “Be
Still and know that He is God.”  He wants us to find peace.
The Triple Selfie…

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.  Not as the
world gives do I give to you.  Let not your hearts be troubled, neither
let them be afraid.  John 14:27

Dan Carson
balancedlifeconcepts@gmail.com

Dan is a motivated life coach with a passion for pastors.

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