Posts with the tag “rest”

Practicing Sabbath
January 12th, 2023
This blog is for any and every believer, whether you care about Sabbath already or have never heard of it before. As I’ve learned more about Sabbath the past few years, I have learned so much about G...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Day Set Apart
January 11th, 2023
Sabbath has become one of the most healing and life-changing spiritual disciplines for me. There is so much circulation about what sabbath is, and how to do it, that it becomes difficult to know where...  Read More
by Devon Radford
March 1st, 2022
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. T...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Blessed are the Poor in Spirit
October 18th, 2021
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:3That’s heavy. Right off the bat, Jesus just rips the band-aid off. The Message translation reads “You’re blessed whe...  Read More
by Devon Radford
June 9th, 2021
I would consider myself a homebody. I like to be home, I like to be by myself at home, I like to do things at home. Home is where I know I can feel comfortable regardless of the situation. But is bein...  Read More
by Devon Radford
June 3rd, 2021
It is one of my favorite rhythms of life, not just for what it gives me but for what it reveals within me. Rest forces me to wrestle with my propensity to find my identity from my work and not my God....  Read More
by Devon Radford
March 28th, 2021
I feel like our generation has been plagued by guilt. Guilt for not being productive enough, not being studious enough, not being interesting enough, not being friendly enough, not being ENOUGH. Every...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Be Still
December 23rd, 2020
"Be still and know that I am God." This commandment from Psalm 46:10 is something I have been trying to grasp for most of my life. The grasping, I find, sometimes is even counter-productive to the ver...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Kingdom of Heaven
October 26th, 2020
You are those who have stayed with me in my trials, and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twe...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Rhythms of Rest
May 18th, 2020
Summer has always been a time to kick back, relax, and have fun as you take a pause from the craziness of the normal school year. There are trips overseas, beach vacations with family and/or friends, ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Peace Still Remains
March 27th, 2020
Over spring break, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Ecuador with a team from Wesley.  It was such a good trip and I’m so glad we got to go. My take away from our time there was a deep sen...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Open Spaces
March 22nd, 2020
I’ve had a lot more time on my hands this week, so I’ve taken up walking. I especially love it when the sun is out reminding me that there is still so much warmth to be felt here in this season. There...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Closer than We Know
February 23rd, 2020
Sin can feel like a strong word. It is weighty, for sure. However, I think sometimes I misinterpret the actual meaning of sin and what it does to the simplicity of us getting to love the spirit of God...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Rest for All Seasons
December 20th, 2019
How many of you struggle with finding a rhythm over the holidays? Because I sure do!!!Fall semester is like running a race that never stops. We go go go until we’re just about entirely depleted am I r...  Read More
by Devon Radford
A Fresh Wind
December 18th, 2019
When it comes to rest, I think we all have a lot of preconceived ideas about what rest is. Many of us think rest is binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix all day. Some of us think rest is a very pa...  Read More
by Devon Radford
December 16th, 2019
When I say that I want to take this break to rest, where does your mind initially go? Does it go to sleep? Does it go to sitting in bed watching  Netflix and Disney+ all day? Does it go to reading you...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Recovering Strength
October 30th, 2019
Rest. What a funny concept. It is something we all desire more of and yet put off until we are exhausted and are in dire need of it. We are so busy all the time and I’m sure you don’t need me to remin...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Power of Rest
October 25th, 2019
We live in a busy world with constant distractions. There is always something else to do or somewhere else to go. In College especially, finding the balance between school, social life, and extracurri...  Read More
by Devon Radford
There is Rest
October 25th, 2019
Tension in the heart, worry over what tomorrow may bring, moving from one major life event to the next in a hurry to get it perfect, neglecting self, overcome by the need to be safe or in control or k...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Rest in Every Season
September 9th, 2019
"The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures." -  Psalm 23:1-2 ESVClassic church stuff right here... I mean, I'm assuming. I didn't exactly grow up in church. Lif...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Trust in the Midst of Weariness
April 6th, 2019
“But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” - Isaiah 40:31  God is powerful...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Prayer Trail
March 21st, 2019
Looking back at some of my earlier blogs, I stumbled upon this one written from two years ago on my birthday. It is funny how some of my desires and thoughts never change, but are instead enhanced by ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Resolutions: A Year of Freedom
December 29th, 2018
The term resolution has never quite settled with me. I like the terms growth, enhancement, or development much, much better. Resolutions have unfortunately been associated with the New Year for me and...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Rest at His Feet
December 12th, 2018
Christmas is a busy time of the year. We busy ourselves with decorating, baking, shopping, and wrapping so the finished product is ready to be enjoyed on Christmas day. But what does God say about all...  Read More
by Devon Radford
October 12th, 2018
What is rest and what does it look like?The original Greek word for “rest” means to: cause or permit one to cease from any movement or labor in order to recover and collect one’s strength.I’ll be hone...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Sabbath Rest
October 7th, 2018
“One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grain-fields, and His disciples began to pick some heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat the kernels. Some of the Pharisees asked, “Why are you doing...  Read More
by Devon Radford
New Year's Resolutions | Mind and Soul
January 14th, 2018
The third and final element in this series on New Year’s resolutions is how to care for your mind. Centering your mind and soul doesn’t only serve to improve your outlook on life and your relationship...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Christmas Survival Guide | Rest & Genesis 2:2
December 29th, 2017
Its December 29th, Christmas has passed and New Year’s Eve is nearly here. We’re in the middle of holiday chaos: visiting with family, catching up with old friends, unpredictable schedules and traveli...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Feature Article | Stress and Finals
December 2nd, 2017
Stress. Anxiety. Worry. It’s inevitable for college students as they near the end of the semester.   But God calls us out of these feelings and into the peace He desires to give us. Maybe you’ve heard...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Wednesday Night Recap - 11/02/16
November 7th, 2016
One phrase I hear most often from college students is, “I am so tired”. In a stage of life when some say college students are more free than they ever will be post-grad, how is it possible for so many...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer Survival Guide Week 5: Set an Alarm
June 13th, 2016
 I have to confess something to y’all: I love sleep. I love it so much. Sometimes when I’m getting ready for bed I’ll wiggle out a little happy dance because I know I’ll get to go to sleep soon. It’s ...  Read More
by Devon Radford