Stress seems to be a key emotion these days in so many of our lives.

And I’m wondering what the pioneers would say.

We have dishwashers, microwaves, washers, dryers (Mine is working again. Smile )

We have cell phones, computers, DVRs, and on and on and on……

And yet somehow we’ve managed to pack each day so full that we find it more and more difficult to breathe.

So, I’m just thinking that when we reach a point where we think we can’t take “one more thing,”

We have to be honest.

We have to tell someone.

We have to let something go.

We have to say, “ENOUGH!!”

We have to speak up for ourselves and for everyone around us.

And then we have to walk away from everything that is screaming for our time and just BE.

Be with Him.

Be still.

Be quiet.

Be aware.

Be fully present.

Be ourselves.

Be alone.

Be with a friend.

Be at a picnic.

Be whatever it is that we are longing to be……..but can’t seem to find a way to “be.”


Because God says so.


He says, “Come to me….I will give you rest.” 

He says, “Be still and know that I am God.”

He says, “When you are weak, I am strong.”

He says, “My burden is easy.  My yoke is light.”

He says, “I came to give abundant life.”

He says, “Find rest in me.  I am your Rock and your fortress.”

He says, “Wait patiently for me.  I will lift you up.”


I don’t know what you’re facing today, but I do know what I’m facing and I cannot face everything in my life alone.

I need Him beside me.

I need Him holding me.

I need Him every minute of every day.


And I believe you need Him too.


So, wherever you are, whatever you’re facing, know that you are being prayed for, you are loved, and you are not alone.


Have a happy Monday,