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Don't Kill the Horse

It is possible to throw our lives away foolishly by burning the candle at both ends. When Robert Murray McCheyne, only thirty years old, lay dying, he ...


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Danger of Doing Too Much

There is a danger of doing too much as well as of doing too little. Life is not for work, but work for life, and when it is carried to the extent of undermining ...


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Worship When You Feel Weary

"I can't do it!" I cried to God. "I can't handle the housework, my work, the loneliness of a husband who works so much." Then ...


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When Busy Is Too Busy

We need to scrutinize the rush of our activities, because even venerable exertions may be keeping us from becoming and doing what God wants. A packed ...


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Parents Have It Rough

Jack Moore wrote a story about two teenagers. One teenager was talking to another, "I'm really worried. Dad slaves away at his job so I'll ...


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Even Jesus Needed Rest

When Jesus felt overwhelmed he said to his disciples, "Come away for awhile and rest."


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Paralyzed by Things to Do

In a day when so many things and people vie for our attention, we can experience a paralysis of personal energy. John Maxwell explains this "frozen feeling" ...


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Albert Schweitzer on Sabbath Rest

"If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan."

—Physician, missionary Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965)


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Success Gave Executive a Hollow Feeling

A N. Y. Times article on people who are sick of too many hours at work tells the story of Diane Knorr, a former dot-com executive:

"The first time I got ...


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MacDonald: Busyness Worse than Pornography

"I'm of the opinion that busyness is a deeper threat to the soul than pornography ever was."

—Author and speaker Gordon MacDonald


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