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Life’s Rhythms // The Weekend Brew — 33 Comments

  1. I really resonate with this post, Mary. In fact, it touches on some of the concepts in my book that I’ve been working on. I feel like many young wives–well, any age wife–often have trouble making God the center of their day and creating these rhythms you’ve talked about so eloquently. I think you and I would have many very interesting conversations, if we could meet face-to-face. Maybe one of these days that will happen! Thanks for the inspiring post and for the lovely linkup too!

    • I agree that “when” we meet we will need a long block of time to talk about all the things we have in common. I am very interested to hear about how you are addressing these rhythms in your book. I know it will be a blessing when it comes out. Your encouragement always means so much to me. Thank you for investing in me and linking up at The Weekend Brew.

  2. Hi Mary – Love your four rhythms and pray for God’s prodding to lead me in the pursuit of them. However, FIRST it will be necessary to eliminate the out of sync rhythms that are holding me back and causing disharmony in my daily routines!

    I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me – right? Amen!

    Love you,
    Karen

    • Yes and amen, Karen! It is only through Christ that I am able to do what I do. I will be praying for you that you discover your out of sync rhythms and learn how to let God lead you into the rhythms that will benefit you. Thank you for following me here and commenting. Love you!

    • Thank you for your beautiful words. Life does have an ebb and flow and in that process we must learn how to incorporate rhythms of rest. Blessings for your upcoming week!

    • Holly, I know with your current job that it is so difficult to find rhythm but also sometimes to maintain it. I will be praying that you are able to settle into a routine that blesses you and others. Love you friend!

  3. I’m focusing more on well being these days. I am too overweight and unhealthy, and this has to change. I am so thankful to partner with you here at The Weekend Brew Mary!

  4. Mary, Ahhhhhh … such beautiful words and sound advice. Those are four rhythms I, too, need to keep exploring. Sometimes I invest better than other times. But, I surely know, that when I do, the peace in my soul is undeniable. Thank you for the reminder to stop the rush, and make time for what is important!!!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

    • Your sweet encouragement brought a big smile to my face. I know that as I work on my four rhythms it will not be perfect and it will not happen overnight. I do love that others are on this journey with me. May we all stop and make time for ourselves in the busy as well as embracing others to join us. Blessings!

  5. I like having life referred to a rhythm, instead of how people call life a roller coaster. It is a rhythm and sometimes there are times when the music plays fast, or you can take your time and enjoy the moments when it is slow. Thanks for sharing this, I really needed to hear that today. Blessings and thanks for hosting 🙂

    • I don’t like roller coasters so if my life is described as that, there wouldn’t be much positive about it. 🙂 I appreciate how you incorporated your own take on how rhythms can be described. So glad you are here today.

  6. I wish I were a morning person. I love the stillness. But at this time in my life it’s just not happening. So, I although I do seek God in the morning, and write, I walk in the evening, when the earth seeks her rest, and I commune with Him then too, and pray through the day. I do need to be better about incorporating worship into my daily rhythms. “In the centering we become His.” Love what you’ve offered here, my friend! Blessings on your weekend.

    • I sometimes think that as much as I say I am a morning person, I don’t always love it like I did when I was younger. I love how even though your rhythms look different than mine, you still strive to walk and commune with God. Thank you for being here June! Blessings on your week!

    • I imagine you can relate well to rhythms Laurie as a dancer. I always love seeing you here and I pray that your upcoming week is full of steady rhythms and peace.

  7. Mary, wonderful post. I so love (and need) my morning quiet times. When I miss them, I feel out of step (or perhaps it is really, out of rhythm) all day. Thank you for this beautiful reminder to stay in rhythm with our Lord. Have a wonderful weekend, Mary & Barbie!

    • I have read how you try to keep your morning time sacred over at your blog and you have always inspired me to do the same. I know exactly what you mean when you say you can get out of step when you don’t center yourself first thing in the morning. Blessings as you begin a new week.

  8. Mary, I am also finding my feet with the new rhythm of summer schedules and the erratic shifting of events. The Word, rest, rich reading, more time with my good husband, intentionally placing my thoughts before God: these are the rhythms I am fighting for this summer. Thank you, as usual, for your words.

    • Good choices Michele! I love how you describe your reading as rich. Summer is always a time for me to dig into certain books that usually have a very big impact on me. Love having you here and thank you for sharing your rhythms.

  9. Beautiful words, Mary, about finding the rhythm of rest – something so crucial, yet something we seem to forget all the time. Barbie – love the new look of the site and new tagline!

  10. This is a good read for me this morning, Mary, since I’m trying to get into a good summer rhythm. The busyness of the school year is gone, and I have a bit more freedom, but I want to use that freedom effectively, not just fritter away the time. Know what I mean? I especially want to work on wellness. With summer heat, it’s getting a bit harder to go for a walk unless I do it early in the morning!

    • I am so glad to have you along on the journey Betsy. I will pray that you are able to seize plenty of opportunities to increase and work on wellness this summer. I am sure your heat is nothing like I have here in Ohio but the humidity can make things very hot at times. Blessings as you begin a new week.

  11. I love my quiet time of reading and writing in the morning, and taking my early morning walks; it is in these still moments that I experience the beautiful gifts that God has laid out before my day, and can focus on the rhythms of welcoming the new day and His Word. I still need to remind myself to stop, listen and welcome quiet times throughout the business of the day to keep that rhythm consistent. 🙂

    Thanks for hosting this weekend Mary! ♥
    Denise

    • I love how you describe your morning time. That is exactly how I want to describe mine as I develop these rhythms. You are so right that once we center for the day we still need to call upon the stillness throughout the day and just breathe. Thank you for being here Denise.

    • I’m so glad you like the 4 rhythms. I will pray that we both can embrace them as well as put them into practice in our lives right now. So glad you are on this journey with me.

  12. It’s a wonderful concept, but I can’t slow down. The fight for life has gotten harder than ever, and it’s one I intend to win.

    If I slow down – I won’t be able to catch up. Any inch I give, I won’t get back.

    Where’s God? Oh, He’s here, and He’s laid it out for me – that I have to want this. I have to put my heart into the life He’s given me.

    • Amen to fighting! I understand and love how you show us through your words and your example that life is always worth fighting for. Thank you for being so willing to share your battle with all of us.

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