May your weekend be filled with happiness, not the kind that comes from winning on earth but the kind that comes from the secret things of heaven.

May you let go of the comparisons that exhaust you. Remember it takes two to make a race.

If you’re weary of the competition, simply refuse to run.

Choose instead to linger in the morning when the sun begins her rise.

Take a walk around the block just to see what you can find.

Savor the warm mug, the sharp air, the hope of things to come.

Be thankful for the moments you hold in your hands and the people who sit by your side.

But above all else, let the truth of your own belovedness gather in the sacred curves of your soul.

Listen long to the Spirit-whispers of acceptance and know you are made wonderfully well.

Enjoy your weekend, friends.

Are you weary from the race of this week? What is one way you might choose to slow?

post by Emily Freeman, Chatting at the Sky

  • Stacey

    Just what I needed this morning sweet friend.


  • Renee

    yes, slowing down is this busy day to day life is a choice we need to make. Slowing down for one more kiss, one more hug one more story:-)

    Have a great weekend

  • dee

    My whole world is upside down. I know I can trust Jesus. Waiting on the Lord. Be incouraged !!!

  • celeste

    This morning I’m choosing to slow down by just giving God thanks for His expected and many unexpected blessings throughout the past week.:)) Stay Blessed, ladies!

  • Joy

    What a beautiful photo and refreshing message! Thank you!

  • Melissa

    I am choosing to slow down today by enjoying my coffee, writing my mission fundraising letters, choosing to stop and rock in the rocking chair with my sick 2 year old…

    As it rains again here in Georgia, I choose to slow down by looking into my mini-greenhouses in my living room, in awe of how God takes one seed and creates miracles from that seed.

    Thanks, Emily.
    God is so good…always.

  • karen

    “But above all else, let the truth of your own belovedness gather in the sacred curves of your soul.”

    Writing this in my notebook, just what I needed to hear………. thanks :)

  • Margaret Polino Nicholas

    Thank you. I am going to chill this afternoon and enjoy life. You have a great February weekend!

  • Margaret Polino Nicholas

    Today is going to be a good, slow day. You have a wonderful February weekend too!

  • Rachel

    I love Pascal, the image, and your words here. This weekend, I’m going to rest in and trust His arm is never stretched tight.

    Enjoy your weekend, Emily.

  • Cara

    Thank you for this post….as I enter into a new chapter of my life this was a perfect summary of how I can approach it. Thank you for you sharing your wisdom and light!

  • Lisa

    Winter rains fell here. Folks were fussy about the cold, the messiness of wet. Myself, I relished breathing the scent of rain and the droplets suspended from the winter berries. Rest comes with seeing better and savoring deeper.

  • Cori

    I feel like I should read this every morning.

  • Lynda

    Should have read this this morning. Crazy-paced day without much accomplished, except drawing more into myself.
    Tomorrow is another day…..
    Thanks, Emily.

  • Beth WIlliams

    I slow down on weekends by doing little and going no where. I usually just stay at home and veg out with tv and hubby.

    Happy weekend!@

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