This winter of 2016/2017 has been so unusual with much of our nation experiencing dramatic temperature swings. In our area we’ve just experienced over a week of balmy spring-like conditions instead of the cold, wind, and icy rain or snow that would have been considered “normal” for this time. These days have produced, for the most part, a sense of energizing refreshment. I’ve seen people washing cars in their driveways, walking and running in their neighborhoods, even breaking out the grills and eating outdoors at picnic tables. It’s as if we’ve grabbed hold of a precious gift and made the most of it in order to be refreshed. We’ve given ourselves permission to stop and enjoy.
"Sabbath" by Dan Allender
"Spiritual Disciplines Handbook" by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
"Soul Feast" by Marjorie Thompson