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VIDEO: Refresh, Not Escape


This video explores the full impact rest has in our lives and how to make the most of rest and live energized and flourish lives.  I pray that as you make space for rest your energy increases, your relationships flourish, your faith deepens, your joy increases, your physical health improves and your work becomes even better.   




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    Kirsten Ziegler
    February 9, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    The best!! I love your truth! Taking a day of rest is the 4th commandment before even “murder”. It is one of the longest written commandments and probably one of the most overlooked, especially in ministry! We call it a “snow day” here in Canada. What would you do, if you had a “snow day” from work or school? An intentional day that God gave us to revel in Him!

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    Victoria Sowell
    February 9, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Love this one. I’ve always valued the hustle over rest, feeling guilty or lazy when I take a break or time out. I’ve really learned that refreshing starts in the presence of God, and he gives us wisdom for how to take a Sabbath in a way that is unique to us. When I start there, I feel my emotional IQ go up, and an awareness (or discernment!) of what I actually need surface! I’m like you, my day off starts early & with lots of coffee & Bible reading, while my husband sleeps in to his heart’s content! After that, I enjoying cleaning and organizing my home and going for a long walk. Creating a haven out of my home and enjoying fresh air does my soul some good every time! Thanks for sharing this encouragement, Nicole. Great way to start my weekend! xx

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      February 12, 2018 at 2:48 pm

      You are right, Victoria! My emotional IQ goes up as well! Sabbath is simply so important. Thank you for sharing!

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    February 12, 2018 at 1:59 am

    I love watching movies on my day off! I agree that tv binge watching can be an escape but sometimes just watching a movie with friends, family, or alone can put me in a better mood. I’m an introvert so staying inside in pajamas with pizza is how I can feel ready for the craziness of the week!

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      February 12, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      That’s great, Cassie! I love that you know yourself so well and what works for you!

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    Tracy Gold
    February 22, 2018 at 4:41 am

    Thanks for the reminder Nicole. I really feel it when I don’t take time off. I loved the part when you pointed out that taking a day of rest is one of the 10 commandments. God made us and knows what we need.

    Nicole, I live in Cape Town, South Africa. I’m coming to New York in April. Where is the church you are part of? I would love to visit.

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