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There’s nothing wrong with being busy! But, when you’re experiencing a period of time with a little more to do than normal, don’t forget to take 5 and, in my case, make yourself a mug of tea and enjoy what you’ve already managed to get done!

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Are you too busy? Are you overdoing it? In a world of 24/7 emails, it’s almost possible to never leave work – especially when we forget to turn our phones off at night (or the phone always switches on when it is charging…just sayin!!).

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I wonder how many of you started just singing just now from the Cliff Richard film made, well, quite a few decades ago now - Summer Holiday. In the film, Cliff and his friends take a double decker bus from London Transport and drive on a holiday together. Well we'll be doing exactly the same thing. Well, nearly anyway...

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Stress can hit us in different ways. And one of the symptoms I’ve often experienced myself, or seen in others, […]

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Holidays. From the south of France to Alaska, from Venezuela to New Zealand, people like holidays, and we all need downtime, one way or another, to help recharge those batteries so we can serve God better.

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We might change the wallpaper or some paint to refresh a room. It can change our mood and lift that room so we want to spend more time with it. From haircuts to wallpaper, and cars to our favourite restaurant, things change. Sometimes, the simplest things can make something appear entirely new and different.

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This post is mostly about me asking for your recommendations and suggestions for your favourite podcasts and Bible reading plans or study books. We’re taking a couple of weeks from creating our usual output, and it’s giving us an opportunity as a family to catch up on all sorts of things, rethink things and rest as a family in a different way. We’ve washed the car, dumped a broken sofa at the tip, rearranged some furniture and taken a look at our lives to see where we have been wasting time, or where God might be calling us to do other things. Busy can be great, but being too busy – for too long – is never something to cultivate, because it means we probably think we know more than God (never a good place to let ourselves arrive at)!

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God's intentions for our busiest and quietest day, rarely look what we might think. In a bid to give God a helping hand with our lives should be, and how we think He should help us make them look, there is God smiling lovingly, and patiently waiting for us to ask Him what His best plan is for us.