Fall Fair Fun

It is fall festival season again and communities celebrate everything from pumpkins to cranberries to cows. They include rides, tractor pulls and displays of handmade goods, but mostly, a festival is a gathering place to meet the neighbors. No one is rushing there.

If yesterday’s devotional about slowing down was hard for you to swallow, you might try going to a fall fair to get a sense of a slower life in progress.

After that, if you still can’t stop running from place to place, at least slow down in the following areas.

Let every man be …. slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry. (James 1:19, AMP)

Prayer- Lord may we always be moving slow enough to hear your voice. In Christ. Amen.

For Fast-Acting Relief?

Actress Lily Tomlin suggests that for fast-acting relief, that we just slow down..

Ouch. If I did that, my feelings would catch up with me. I’d feel the despair of my abusive past, the pain of rejection and the fear of the unknown. That is, unless I also slowed down into prayer, a Psalm or two and a quiet half hour or so with the Lord.

Are you going too fast? Give yourself a break. Let Jesus catch up with you and sooth the savage beast within..

Blessings, Brenda J. Wood

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