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Life’s Rhythms // The Weekend Brew

June 26, 2015
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Life’s rhythms flow in and out. They dance around in slow motion and elusively beckon you to join them. The swirling, circular motion is mesmerizing and you are drawn into the middle knowing that slow and steady is the answer but is not always reality. You catch your breath and follow the rhythm much like preparing to jump into the middle of a jump rope game on the playground. How do we catch the rhythms of life? When life is chaotic how do we embrace the slow down that we so desperately crave? Last week, Barbie spoke about de-cluttering and getting back to simple here at The Weekend Brew. Her words simply called us to clear the clutter and get back to the basics. I find this to be a truth I need to examine and act on in my own life. For me, it looks like developing a daily rhythm that focuses on God, health, family and friends. It is in the rhythms of life that we find God. The consistent focus causes a flow that leads you through each day. God’s Hand directs you in the dance of slowing down. I began the search into understanding this week as I looked at the rhythm of rest and found that it all begins with God. We find rhythms through God and they start with…

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Clearing The Clutter To See The Beauty // The Weekend Brew

June 19, 2015
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This morning I awoke to the sound of birds chirping outside my window, the rays of the sun shining brightly through my window, and my 12 year old boy sleeping next to me. All of these were reminders to me that His mercies are new every morning.  As I lay listening to the birds and thanking God for the sunshine and the gift of my children, I realized how much I desired to hear, feel and see the beauty of God all around me. When you come to a point in your life where you are unable to manage the weight of the clutter all round you, it’s time to re-evaluate, take inventory and seek the Lord on ways to lighten the load. In a world where we can microwave a dinner in less than 10 minutes, drive thru to pick up our morning brew and leave a Facebook status in less than a minute, I am beginning to see how much I crave simplicity. You are going to notice some changes around here as I lean in to the whisper of God concerning this space. This blog is a huge part of my life, and something I know He’s called me to. Not for me. First for Him, that He would receive glory as I partner with Him to share words of hope and encouragement.…

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Summer Promises // The Weekend Brew

June 12, 2015
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Every summer I look forward to the familiar that accompanies the season. I celebrate the customary sights, scents, feels and sounds that seem to show up. Outdoor barbecues 5:00 AM wake up calls from the birds outside my window the trickle of watermelon juice down my chin brilliant sunrises and sunsets skies so blue you can get lost in them warmth of the sunshine kissing your skin with heat and color a slow down of time the length of days that extend longer, until Fall calls them back home Just like the familiar summertime rituals, we find God’s promises to be true and constant. We count on summer to deliver the many things listed above and more. We anticipate each season to boldly bring these expected delights to fill our senses. We count on the promises of the season to return each year. God’s promises are found in His word and throughout scripture we are provided with story after story of promises being fulfilled. God spoke through the prophets, Jesus and His disciples of the many promises that He has for us. This gracious gift is ours to have everyday. God’s promises are true and constant as we read in 2 Samuel. “God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection. (2…

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