Peaceful and Wise

Life is a whole lot easier “in theory.” Adulting, being married, keeping my home under control, parenting, homeschooling, blogging, and literally everything else I can think of, might sound doable enough on paper. But, man. When that rubber hits the road, we find out how well our theories hold up. Today, let’s talk about bridging … Continue reading Peaceful and Wise

Physical Therapy for the Soul

“For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant…” (Heb. 12:11a) Man, author of Hebrews, you read my mind. Discipline is so hard! I have come to realize that I define the word discipline incorrectly. I’ve often used it interchangeably with the word punishment. Discipline isn’t exactly punishment. It’s more like being in a … Continue reading Physical Therapy for the Soul

Why Living Alone on a Mountain-Top Isn’t God’s Plan for My Life

I wanted to be a nun. It would be so simple. A life committed to holy pursuits, preferably on the top of a mountain, was just what I needed. What better way to focus on the things that truly mattered in this life? Let’s not get bogged down with the fact that I wasn’t even … Continue reading Why Living Alone on a Mountain-Top Isn’t God’s Plan for My Life

From Anxious to Thankful

One of the biggest hesitations I had with starting an anti-anxiety blog was the reality that I still wrestle with anxiety from time to time. My blog may be called A Life at Rest, but this week has been rough. I’ve had moments where my mind is fixed steadily on true things, and others where … Continue reading From Anxious to Thankful