249. The Last One (for now)

out of the ordinary 249

Who needs rest from creating?

In the beginning, God didn't just rest from work but He rested from creating.

After burn out,  Lisa-Jo and Christie wrap their arms around us and give us grace to pause.  Whether you're entering a season of creation or needing a break from creating we can all relate.

Sometimes a season calls for a stop. for a pause. for less. You might not need anything new but need to revisit and savor what you already have.

"Maybe I don't need something new.  Maybe what I need is already here and I need to slow down and savor it." - Christie Purifoy

Do we lose momentum in our life if we rest?
Feeling obliged to keep going but you want to stop?
Which alternative to saying "I Did Nothing" (thanks to Chalkboard Mag) resonates with you?

God is telling Christie and Lisa-Jo to pause.  Out of the Ordinary will be going on sabbatical for the remainder of 2023.

Christie and Lisa-Jo both have books coming out in the spring 2024! Out of the Ordinary podcast will return again in 2024 with new episodes!! It will be so exciting to be together again!

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Christie mentioned these two books in the episode:
Invitation to Retreat: The Gift and Necessity of Time Away with God by Ruth Haley Barton

Keeping House: The Litany of Everyday Life by Margaret Kim Peterson