Be Still :)

Be still and know that God is God and… you are not. This truth is the best thing you can fully embrace. He holds the world together, not you. 🙂 What He wants to do in and through you is far greater – if you trust Him – than if you try to control andContinue reading “Be Still :)”

Relationship, Not Religion

Update: My heart is full! I’m slowly gaining strength physically as my nervous system heals since my doctor ordered me to leave my place of ministry for peaceful rest back in June 2016. Though, last week I was in bed 3 days and one was in the house with all blinds drawn, ear plugs inContinue reading “Relationship, Not Religion”

I Will Equip You Fully

I will equip you fully. You must use what I provide: My Presence, My Word, My Spirit. Come to Me when you are heavy burdened and you will find rest for your souls. Come to me…you will find rest… Matthew 11:28-29 Do not fear, I am your God. I will strengthen and help you… IsaiahContinue reading “I Will Equip You Fully”

What Brings You to Rest?

  What gifts in your life enable you to rest?  Perhaps it is beauty, music, nature, textures like blankets and quilts, food, the embrace of family and friends, or works of art?  What kinds of things bring you to true rest?  What things bring you into God’s presence?  Most of all, meditation on God’s wordContinue reading “What Brings You to Rest?”

The Depth of Sundays

The depth and richness of a Sunday / Sabbath is created by how we behave on the other six days of the week; they are the journey or pilgrimage to Sunday!   Enjoy reading the following books to learn more: The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan Keeping the Sabbath Wholly by Marva J DawnContinue reading “The Depth of Sundays”

Taking Time to Rest with God | My Sabbatical Journey

My sabbatical journey – Philip Gunther I just returned to my post as senior pastor at Parliament (MB) Community Church, Regina, after a seven-month sabbatical – my first in 20 years of ministry. As I contemplated taking a sabbatical, I wondered: How should I prepare? What will I experience? What is a sabbatical? Read… TakingContinue reading “Taking Time to Rest with God | My Sabbatical Journey”

5 Reasons You Need Rest

Few people take a day off in today’s culture to rest. The ones that actually do commit to resting are seen as oddballs. Case in point: when mentioning online recently that I did nothing all day, a friend commented, “Just don’t make a habit of it.” Whah? It’s sort of counter-cultural to stop for aContinue reading “5 Reasons You Need Rest”