morning invitations * unplug

 In repentance and rest is your salvation,
 in quietness and trust is your strength.
~   Isaiah 30:15   ~

Kind of odd, isn't it.  We've got to plug in our screens to give them more juice, recharge the batteries before they fade, and keep those omnipresent electronic lifelines in tip-top running condition.

And yet the exact opposite is true for us as human beings.

We've got to unplug from those very same screens to breathe deep in solitude.  To recharge our waning energy, to revive the depths of who we are at the soul level, and invite the creative juices to flow with more oomph.

Consider this your invitation to go out on a limb and be scary brave for a weekend, a week, or a month.  

Claim the space to breathe deep, to gently still your weary soul, and calm your whirling mind.  For it's only then that you can ruthlessly evaluate your endlessly spinning social media merry-go-round.  Passionately re-embrace what works for you ... and bid a fond farewell to everything that's seen its day and doesn't breathe life, joy, and peace anymore.

God is always inviting us to something deeper, richer, holier.

And therein lies our sanity ... and the freedom we're craving.