Thursday, October 29, 2015

morning invitations * unplug

 In repentance and rest is your salvation,
 in quietness and trust is your strength.
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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.





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10 comments:

  1. GREAT invitation--I SO enjoyed my time away. BUT I have to be very mindful to not allow this screen to consume my days again!
    Blessings, Friend!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement that time away is enjoyable, Lulu! It's not a punishment or a discipline ... it's a much-needed invite!

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  2. First I must tell you, I love that antique bread box being used for tissues, pencils... Adorable, my friend.
    I feel like the queen of unplugging lately :). I thought when I got home from Allume, I would be fired up to get consistent about blogging. Instead I heard God tell me to take another week off. So I followed His guidance. Your beautiful words, as they always do, hit home with me today, Linda.

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    1. Hey girl ... would love to hear more about Allume! I saw your beautiful pictures over at Mary's last week ... you looked positively radiant!

      Thanks for the reminder to listen to what God is whispering to us ... I'm inspired that you took another week off right after the conference instead of diving right back into your online routine.

      Wow!

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  3. Beautiful. I love when I can take time away to unplug and be present wherever I am! I've tried to generally unplug from blogging stuff on the weekends and that has been so healthy. That little break from social media is so good for my heart!

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    1. Lauren ... yes! I'm aiming to disconnect more on the weekend. There's not alot of action going on and I think it would be good for my soul to have that break.

      Thanks for your helpful prompting!

      ;-}

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  4. October was definitely crazy with #write31days happening. I'm looking forward to slowing down a bit in November and catching up on my reading :)

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    1. I'm with you, girl. I'm hearing an invitation for a great big nap ... or 2!

      We made it! Yay!

      ;-}

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  5. Hi Linda, I agree with unplugging. Makes a whole deal of sense....
    I slowed down a bit and I am sure I would be needing a good break soon!
    Managed to preschedule posts ahead helping me to relax while I attend to real life issues and friends. Also managed to get a few friends writing on the blog....wise right?
    Hugs and Blessings to you Linda

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    1. So smart to pre-schedule posts and have those guest posters, Ifeoma! May you give yourself grace to tend to the real life issues that you're facing ...

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'I want the people in my life to know that when they come to me, with whatever is on their mind or heart, they will be heard. I am dedicated to hearing the hearts of those around me.'
~ Adam McHugh, The Listening Life

Linda