During Advent, let us pause to deliberately set our soul’s posture for worshipping Emmanuel – God with us. Let us see this exercise as our Yuletide spiritual discipline. A fundamental aspect of this practice for me has been to recall in detail Scripture’s profound testimony of Jesus.
The intent of my writing on the precious nature of hymns is to share their impact on my discipleship and encourage you as disciples to consider supplementing your own devotional time with hymns. A part of my spiritual respite with the Father includes singing or reading a hymn. It is a discipline worthy of any follower of Jesus.
Kaethe Warkentin, a Russian refugee, acted out of her own thriftiness and childhood experiences to found Hillsboro Et Cetera Shop in Kansas.
In the words of Brad Sumner, there are three things that hold us together as Mennonite Brethren, ‘shared convictions, shared relationships, and shared activities.’ Our shared relationships and activities come from a variety of places including events such as National Assembly, PCO, and EQUIP. Our shared convictions on the other hand, directly point to our MB Confession of Faith.
Normally when we think of rest, we think of physical rest. Or we think of zoning out in front of Netflix with a yummy snack. But what if the rest we seek is not the rest we need? Finding appropriate rest will help you implement sustainable practices for greater resilience. Today we’ll explore two types of rest.