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Crazy Idea No. 22: Rest


Rest can be a crazy idea in a world where there is so much go. In fact last night, I was so tired from a full day that I forgot to write this post.

This morning it would be easy for me to get distressed. But instead I choose to rest, to pause, to give myself a break. To reset for a new day, curled up in my comfy chair tapping out these words on the screen.

Offering an invitation to rest, wherever you are at the moment you read this. Rest your eyes on the photo above. Or look around your surroundings and take in the nuances of light and shadow. Or grab something to write with and a scrap of paper. Scrawl the word, REST.

What thoughts arise, what feelings do you notice? Are you able to rest?

Another invitation:

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  (Matthew 11:28-29)

2 responses to “Crazy Idea No. 22: Rest”

  1. Hi Kel, For some reason I get an “error” message when I try to link with the comments. Just wanted you to know how compelling this photo “in a world of go” is for me this morning. The bowl’s depth of color and wear (encircling and bloom-like), offer me graphic evidence of holding. Lord, make me such a vessel for You. Amen


    1. Laurie-always nice to have you here at the rest stop…yes to be a vessel of the Lord is my desire too …to be filled up and poured out with His love (not sure about error message but I got your comment😊)

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About Me

Hi! My name is Kel Rohlf. I am an intuitive mixed-media artist, creative writer and performer. Life is a performance. I often attend.


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