April 18, 2016

Of Mondays, and Spoken Words, and the Winner of our Giveaway...

I shared last week about how I spend my Mondays. (Hint - it's pretty much doing nothing, if I can help it!)

This particular Monday has found me even more exhausted and depleted than normal, but that is because the weekend was filled to the rim with good extroverty things and my week ahead is also filled with good somewhat extroverty/family things (which should read introverts gathering to introvert together!) This simply means that looking back makes me tired, and looking ahead makes me wish the days away sooner so the week flies by.  

However I know the value and necessity of staying present in the present! Sometimes it is work to remain, yes?



The discipline of staying in the right here, right now takes intention and purpose and we must check in with our soul from time to time just to see how we are doing! For me, that is what Mondays are for!

So, my body is speaking louder than my spirit today and what it is telling me that I want is a nap... (and I may grab a short one soon!) but what my soul knows that I need more than actual sleep, is a bit of silence. I'm fixing to enjoy a little self care via quiet patio sitting... I'm planning for a little trade up, if you will! I'm going to let go of striving and grab hold of some Sabbath instead! (Yes - Sabbath is available, even on a Monday! Praise God!)

There's also this... I was honored to give a Spoken Word yesterday at church and I talked about one of my favorite things... one of my favorite 'weapons' = Worship!

I will attach the full sermon below but I was asked to write a piece to go along with Shawn's message. I start out, and he goes on to preach! I encourage you to watch the full message... but if you are short on time or can't watch a video, here is an audio version of my Spoken Word, titled We Were Made For War...



Oh... and then there is this!  The lucky winner from last weeks' post, who will be receiving her very own copy of Looking for Lovely by Annie F. Downs, is... (drum roll, please!)

Terri Berry


Congrats, my friend! I'll be in touch! 

I'm praying for you, sweet reader! May you trade up this week as well... give up your striving, and receive a little Sabbath for your soul!



P.S.  I'm linking up with these lovely writers:

Kelly Chripczuk  for #SmallWonders 


Holly Barrett for #TestimonyTuesday


Kelly Balarie for #RaRaLinkUp

Jennifer Dukes Lee for #TellHisStory
















P.S. - Here is the full sermon from Dad's House on Sunday, starting with (most of) my Spoken Word:




17 comments :

  1. Staying in the moment is difficult to do, but always worth it. Hope you've enjoyed your Monday getting some rest!

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  2. "The discipline of staying in the right here, right now takes intention and purpose and we must check in with our soul from time to time just to see how we are doing! For me, that is what Mondays are for!"
    Karrilee, I spend my Monday in the same way! Sabbath rest! Beautiful post!

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    1. Sabbath Rest is so needed... and my Monday, after a full weekend of people and church and activities --this introvert needs herself a Monday of rest! Glad to know I am not alone!

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  3. Sabbaths are so good. We all need sabbath days. Friday is my sabbath day. So much THIS: "
    The discipline of staying in the right here, right now takes intention and purpose and we must check in with our soul from time to time just to see how we are doing! For me, that is what Mondays are for!"

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    1. Amen, my friend! Good, and needed!

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  4. Great post Karrilee! Gotta take a Sabbath!!

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    1. Right? It's so important! I'm blessed to be in a season that it feels more realistic - but I think we need Sabbath rest in ALL seasons! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Sometimes it is overwhelming to think about the past and future...that's why I'm so grateful we can rest in Him and sometimes, just leave other things undone.

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    1. Oh yes and amen for the grace and freedom to leave some things undone! Thanks for stopping by Sarah Jean!

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  6. I can't wait to listen to your sermon when I get some free time! Oops, maybe I need a sabbath lol.

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    1. LOL! Well - I realized yesterday that for some reason the youtube link started playing NOT at the beginning... but I was too busy to fix it until this morning! ;) And yes... my friend... I am guessing you DO need a Sabbath! ;)

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  7. The second post I've read on taking that time to rest - to be still and give way to some soul care. I like it and I'm in!

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    1. Oh yes... it's a thing! It's something many are talking about because it truly is so important and it's something that we push aside or put off do to our crazy busy --but we need it! I'm in, too!

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  8. I will return to your spoken word when I can listen and take it all in..I love spoken word,..such a a powerful way to pray! I so relate to your rhythms Karrillee..I get so drained sometimes from those 'extroverty' things..always love visiting and love your Mondays...blessings!

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    1. Kathy... yes - you get me, my friend! Kindred, indeed!

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  9. I'm so glad you have your day of rest right in the middle of everything. Sometimes I think our rest is one of the best gifts we can give to God (an actual form of worship).

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~Karrilee~

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