Finding Rest in Unfinished Work

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I have a constant to-do list running through my head these days. No matter how hard I try to organize my schedule, no matter how much effort I put in to filling out my weekly planner, no matter how early I get up or how hard I work, the days keep ending before the list does. Every night as I crawl into bed I turn off the light and leave a stack of things undone. Unfinished business has become the theme to my life these days. Continue reading

Greer Oharah is a lover of authentic words and strong coffee. She blogs over at greeroharah.com where she writes on encountering God in the sacredness of daily life. She is a nanny, choral accompanist, and piano teacher. Her home is nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains where she lives with her gallant, school-teaching husband.
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How to Make the Dark Days Light

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The days are getting short. The light is coming later and leaving earlier while darkness invades more of our time. Each day we lose a few more minutes to the night. I wake up in the dark, tripping over yesterdays shoes on the way to the light switch. An hour later it is still dark. Two hours later and the sky is finally turning that misty gray before the sun comes up. At last it is high in the sky, and then all too soon we head indoors as dark begins to set in again. The season of darkness is here. Continue reading

Greer Oharah is a lover of authentic words and strong coffee. She blogs over at greeroharah.com where she writes on encountering God in the sacredness of daily life. She is a nanny, choral accompanist, and piano teacher. Her home is nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains where she lives with her gallant, school-teaching husband.
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Restoration Through Rest

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We are your typical church-going family. If it’s Sunday and we are home, it’s not a conversation of “what should we do today?”  We go to church. It’s not a legalistic thing, or an obligation, or an attempt to try to tip the scales in our favor because we’ve been SO  sinful in the past weeks (that was actually my motivation for going to church for the entirety of my early 20s), no, we go because we love it.

Worship in singing with hundreds of other people who love Jesus is powerful; hearing a message that calls you out of your slumber, calls you up to who you really are, reminds you of the God who is bigger than your life, your sin, your trial; I need to be a part of that every week. Continue reading

I am a Redeemed daughter. I am a 33 year old wife, and mother to 2 boys and 1 girl. Every day feels full to the brim with our kids and our orchard life and all that it entails, but I never stop looking for Jesus in
all the details. I long for the day that our world is completely lit up by His love and grace; that day when the gospel spreads like fire, and freedom blows through nations in a way that liberates the captives and bonds enemies as friends. I like to lose myself in books, look for beauty through the lens of a camera, put words to the page to try to unravel the tangle of thoughts in my mind, and I am absolutely crazy about seeing life-giving relationships come alive through friendships and shared passions. I’m hopelessly hooked on coffee, podcasts, music, and skies.
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Feeling Completely Alive in the Stillness of God

My soul fights stillness, especially when my planner is chocked full of to-dos and obligations. Taking a glance at my planner, you would notice that just about every hour during the day is filled, between classes, coffee dates, work, writing, workouts, time spent with the Lord and everything in between, it is all penciled and crammed into the small pages.

My body has been wired to run in overdrive and I cringe at the thought of wasting a single second during the day. Sometimes I become so busy and amidst the busyness of life; the deadlines, lofty to-do lists, and calendars sketched in with meetings and coffee dates, I forget to give the Lord my divine attention.  I forget to listen closely to the gentle and quiet things He is whispering into my ear. Continue reading

I am a twenty-year-old who is living in His overflow of mercy and grace. I am enthralled by people and adventures. I have a soft spot for breakfast cafes, handwritten letters, vinyl and macaroons. Whimsy and wonder are two themes interwoven throughout my daily life and I approach each new day with a sense of giddiness, fully aware that the Lord is going to show up in big and evident ways. Spontaneously jumping in a car for a road trip, purchasing concert tickets one night in advance or waking up at the break of dawn to go hiking before class are things I am quite notorious for. My dream job? To be a story-teller. To share stories of redemption and to advance the Gospel and further His Kingdom through beautiful arrays of anointed words.
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3 Cures for Restless Soul Syndrome

After suffering for many years, this year I finally diagnosed myself with Restless Soul Syndrome (RSS).

I’m always striving, always reaching, always going, always doing, and more than ever in today’s day and age: coveting. If you are a fellow struggler of RSS, you know that means we are never satisfied. Your heart longs for the next: season, job, house, purpose, school…. for the next mission. You’re driven. You’re passionate. You’re eager. You’re restless. Continue reading

Laura is the co-founder + editor behind SWS. She is currently living on Maui with her husband, where they’re passionate about serving and glorifying Jesus. She loves naps, surfing, adventuring with their border collie, Mowgli, and is an advocate for the fact that #GraceNeverRunsOut.
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