Frankly, On Faith: God Will Give You Rest

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

God doesn’t lie. He doesn’t manipulate, coerce, or push us into doing things.

Sure, there are times on this earth when life goes sideways or worse, upside down. That’s not God’s design. That’s the result of free will and sin.

You know what God’s design for us here on earth is? Joy. Peace. Community. Love. Beauty. Understanding. Freedom. Rest.

There’s at least one reference to resting in God in each book of the Bible. I’d say that means it’s a pretty significant message, wouldn’t you?

The thing is, we’re taught to carry our own loads. … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: Rest Easy.

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

We’re a busy culture. We are go-go-go with not just a lot on one plate, but many plates. The Bible warns us the sloth will perish in poverty, but we can take the opposite to extreme which is just as ignorant.

Scripture has many verses about the need for rest. It refreshes our spirits, gives us time to connect with God, allows our bodies to recoup and recharge.

Health experts have always praised the benefits of rest.

This doesn’t mean sleep, which we do every day. It means to limit your activity so you can … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: Do All Things

Frankly, On Faith: Do All Things

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

So here’s something to prove my point: I’ve tried three times to write this post. The first two took a turn, so will be upcoming posts. But this one. I can’t seem to get it quite right.

Ridiculous, when you consider the topic.

All I’m trying to say is, God gives us what we need, when we need it.

Because we’re not God. We can’t do it all.

But He is. And He can.

And we’re in Him.

So, really, we can.


Just open the door, let Him in, … read the rest. . .

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Monday, Monday . . .

Are you often amazed at the plethora of Monday-haters on social media? Sundays are an infestation of draggy, please-don’t-make-me-go-back posts and photos of closed eyes or weekend-recovery moments captioned “One more day!”

I understand. When you need that break to refresh, ending it can seem, well, horrid. I typically clean Bedford Manor after work on Friday night, leaving Saturday as my To-Do List and Play With Friends Day. That makes Sunday my day of rest. My I-Can-Do-Anything-Or-Nothing Day.

But here’s where I admit a dark secret: I treasure most Mondays. Those are days when the work week starts over. It’s … read the rest. . .

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A Day of Rest

I recently had the opportunity to combine both my love of writing with my love for people. I shared a rough draft of my Study on the Ten Commandments with a dear friend who later told me Day Three really spoke to him.

After an introduction to the Study and to the Ten Commandments as a whole, Day Three introduces the reader to the First Commandment: “You shall have no other gods before me.” (NIV, Exodus 20:2). What my friend gleamed onto was a short message encouraging the reader to let go of all that distracts us from God.


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