“I have to…”
“I have to _____.” Fill in the blank.
It’s a dangerous phrase. Common, yes. Necessary, at times. But taxing, even toxic in the world of December overload.
Bound, hard and fast, to the emotional expectations of ourselves and others, we feel obligated, trapped to “do,” to “spend” our time, energy or money on things that may have relatively little value in the big picture of life.
Choice is an option, but we see and feel little of its influential power.
Greg McKeown challenges us to exchange “I have to…” with “I choose to…”
Go ahead, give it a try. Do a mental inventory of what’s on your schedule for this week, this month.
Through this simple exchange of words, may we find the freedom to do Christmas as it was meant to be: guilt-free.
“He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives…”
Captivity takes many forms.
How will you pray for freedom this Christmas? This year?
First time here?
Welcome! We’re a group that gathers around the theme, “There has to be a better way.” We’re finding it in the 4-word mission statement, “Run hard. Rest well.”
- It’s a journey into the heart of God. It comes our way through an on-going exploration of four biblical rhythms that revive, replenish and restore: Sabbath Keeping, Sleep (and other simple stress-reducers), Stillness—personal retreat, and Solitude—personal retreat.
- It’s an expedition that challenges us at every turn. It convicts us in deep, tender places. It alters our priorities and plans. It’s not for the faint of heart.
- It’s adventure at its best – as we learn to run the race in a power not our own.