It seems like everywhere I turn, someone else is talking about overwhelm and burnout. It is everywhere. One for the problems with burnout is nobody sees it coming. Christy Nockels has written a great book that I think will encourage you.
I met Christy and Nathan briefly years ago when I was speaking at an event in Nashville. Their grace and kind, gentle spirits left an impression on me. They are good people.
Christy Nockels knows firsthand how easily our desire to serve God—even when using the gifts He has given us—can overshadow our delight in simply being with Him. When God called her to lay down her ministry for a season, Christy was forced to confront how her sense of purpose and worth had become tangled up in her work. God then lovingly invited her to discover true rest in His presence as she learned to live as the Beloved.
In The Life You Long For, Christy shows us how to let go of hustle and achievement and instead find our identity in the quiet center of God’s love. As we delight in being with Him, we are filled to overflowing with contentment and love that propel us into an entirely new way of being, one in which every act of service and every encounter with the people around us arise from a heart at rest.
With irresistible warmth and grace, this book calls you to step fully into the life you didn’t even realize you’ve been seeking, as you find your highest calling not in a duty to uphold but in a beautiful identity to live out.
Tehran is a show on Apple TV+. A lot of people have free access to this service because they’ve purchased an iOS device recently.
Laura and I started watching this show and we’re sucked in. It is about a hacker in a foreign country with an impossible mission.
I have been skeptical of all the fast-food hibachi places that also sell wings. I see them all the time. I finally took a chance and ordered from Sumo Hibachi — they have several locations in the Atlanta area.
I was pleasantly surprised! I had chicken and steamed rice. Laura had chicken, shrimp, and fried rice. Everything was tasty and it came with plenty of yum yum sauce — which is a must!
A Quote from I’m Thinking About
You need to be in a space where if you’re going to be pouring out, you’ve got to take care of your soul.” — @christynockels