Want Something Better Than a Retreat?

Do you promise yourself, one more thing and then you’ll rest. How do we know when we’ve done enough?

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Sometimes, we must pause and refresh our bodies and reset our minds. Because my husband, Larry, and I are taking a few days away to do just that, today’s shorter post includes a link to a recent article I think you’ll enjoy.

Something Better than a Retreat

Two friends contacted me recently from the beach. Peace evaded them even in their beautiful surroundings. But both of them had taken a copy of  Give Yourself a Break with them. They said renewing their minds soothed their weary emotions better than an ocean breeze and sand between their toes.

We don’t need a vacation to refresh our faith. We can pull aside with God before life pulls us apart. Share on X

Sometimes we just need a reminder—it’s not up to us. Jesus is enough!

gyab-3d Worry, guilt, unreasonable people, and unrealistic expectations can’t steal another day of peace and joy from those who know the simple life of faith. God’s Word is the gentle rain that refreshes deeper than an ocean spray. Are you ready to give yourself a break and enjoy God’s rest? Order your copy here.

Father’s Day Aftermath

Father’s Day can be a painful reminder for too many people of the relationship they didn’t have. But Jesus heals our daddy-wounds. Below is an article I recently shared about this at Lifelettercafe.com.

Years ago …

the staggering impact a father plays in his child’s concept of God was brought home to me in a counseling class. Jim Craddock, a pioneer in studying the tie between our relationship with our earthly fathers and our relationship with our heavenly Father, taught the class.

During the course, each of us took an inventory on how we perceived our heavenly Father in regards to a variety of issues. I zipped through the simple list checking the appropriate columns.

Later in the course, we filled out the same inventory, but this time we answered with respect to our earthly fathers. Again, I whizzed down the columns—until I recognized an emerging pattern. I quickly flipped back in my notebook to search for the first inventory. Stunned, I saw they were almost identical. Click here to continue.

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Blessings,

Debbie W. Wilson

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Ann

    You are so right Debbie! Often even on vacation I find it difficult to really unplug and relax and yet spending time in the Word or in your wonderful bible study are definitely relaxing and refreshing to the spirit, soul and body!

    And I can so relate to the story about how we perceive our earthly and heavenly fathers – I remember trying to explain my absolute trust in God’s goodness to my dad years ago and using the example of how much I depended on and trusted him to always have my best interests at heart and that my Heavenly Father was even more faithful than he was.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Ann, it is amazing how our heavenly Father’s assurances settle us down better than anything else! How precious you could tell use your relationship with your father to explain to him your faith in God.

  2. Pam

    Amen! Amen, my friend! You are so very right! Thanks for these good nuggets of truth. Have a beautiful time away with your sweetheart! You both deserve a time away more than ever! Love and hugs, Pam

    • Debbie Wilson

      Thank you, Pam. I always smile when I see your picture and name. Praying for your family!

  3. Jenifer

    Beautiful encouragement!

    Thanks for linking up with us at Woman to Woman’s Word Filled Wednesday. God bless.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Thank you, Jennifer!

  4. Bethany McIlrath

    Interesting about those lists! Thanks for sharing! Hope your time aside with the Lord is refreshing : ) #WomenWithIntention

    • Debbie Wilson

      Yes, Bethany, they amazed me. Thanks for visiting!

  5. Lori

    It’s amazing both your lists were the same! While my father did not lead us spiritually, he did lead and teach us how to be faithful in marriage and to have a work ethic. I don’t know another man who works as hard as my dad did and still does even at almost 80. I hope you have a wonderful time away. Thanks for linking up with Thankful Thursdays.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Thanks, Lori. Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Sue Donaldson

    so true – it’s not the space around me as much as what’s inside.
    love the cover of your book! enjoy your break.

    • Debbie Wilson

      Sue, I love how you summed it up, ” it’s not the space around me as much as what’s inside.” Yes! Enjoy your weekend.

  7. Valerie

    That looks like a book I would love to read (especially on a beach)! I’m visiting from Grace and Truth and looking forward to reading the rest of the post!

    • Debbie Wilson

      Thanks, Valarie. I hope you get that break at the beach!

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