Fred Flintstone slides down the back of his dinosaur, yells the whole way down, and so marks the end of a good day’s work. This is his ceremony for every single show! As a kid I would watch this cartoon a lot and I could tell by the sound of his voice that he loved the idea of getting away from the “daily grind”of the rock quarry.
I am taking a trip away with girl friends remarking about the excuses we seem to come up with for not celebrating hard work by getting away and enjoying a hearty laugh. My excuse is that I don’t have the time and I’ve got too many events crammed into my calendar. For a young mom, you might feel guilt over leaving your family after a 40+ hour work week. Perhaps you are the one in charge of watching over an aging parent and can’t imagine squeezing in the much needed respite.
Do you know that Jesus took time out from his busy schedule to catch his breath? Matthew 14:23...Jesus went up on a mountainside by himself to pray...God himself was able to recognize the need for self care and to take a break from work.
I’d like to personally invite you to do the same. Join my team of exceptional therapeutic healers at the Sole to Soul Women’s Weekend May 3-5. Escape to the Rocky Mountains to the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge for fellowship, fun, and physical rejuvenation. Click the image above to register.
Also, join us this week as we will focus on self love at our new location: 2900 Valmont #F1 (on the back side of Zarlengo Plaza) inside Jade Martial Marts.
Here’s to gifting yourself permission to take that much needed break!
Yaba Dobbs Doooo!
There's nothing like a federal holiday to get me excited about half priced furniture sales and wishing I worked for a bank or the government! What's now called President's Day was once Washington's Birthday. We now lump all the president's birthdays into one day, to celebrate them all, past and present. I suppose it's worth celebrating because after all, these men of authority, who are leading the free world, deserve a birthday party too.
If the sentiment is "not my president" or "I voted for the other guy", I don't feel like I want to celebrate at all! What does the Bible say about our leaders and how God orders life? The apostle Paul wrote in the book of Hebrews to "have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be no benefit."
I can find joy knowing that God rises up leaders and princes and principalities for his good and that they are going to be accountable to God. Yes, it's good news that God's my true authority. So, bake a cake or buy a couch today in honor of ALL of our presidents with the confidence that God's highest in rank.
Join us in class this week as we look at God's supremacy as the authority of our lives. Tomorrow at 8am, Wednesday at noon, and Thursday at 7pm. Our new location is 2900 Valmont #F1 (around back, in Jade Martial Arts).
PS - Mark your calendars for the Sole to Soul Women's Weekend "Rise up, Beautiful!". May 3-5, Breckenridge CO. I am thrilled to have the honor and privilege of teaching alongside the amazing Lorie Corrado and Denise Stemple. We are planning a REALLY special schedule of events that you won't want to miss! We are praying for you and that God's going to do amazing things in those few days.
In May, F.R.O.G. Pose is honored to be asked back to be part of the Sole to Soul Therapeutic Yoga Weekend Retreat. If you didn't get a chance to attend the first time, please allow your soul, your soles, and yourself the opportunity to join in May!
We laughed and we cried: it was a roller coaster of emotion, worship, stretching and learning. This was definitely my kind of "retreat." Rather than sitting in a chair, simply listening to a speaker all day, we could invite the Holy Spirit into our entire beings with movement on our mats. It was great!
One of my students admitted that although she enjoyed yoga as a physical practice, she worried if it was "right" for a Christian. I've heard this many times since I began my yoga journey. Once I had a woman sign up for my class on Meet Up to later let me know her pastor forbade it and that she wouldn't be attending. And in a general sense, I get a feeling the local churches are uncomfortable with the idea because we first saw yoga come out of India about the same time as the life of Christ. Is yoga a religion? No.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19)? What does it mean when we are called to meditate on His word? Being healthy and fit is how we maintain the temple and doing a contemplative practice such as Christian stretching is how we merge fitness with meditation. Even the word yoga translates to yoke.
Let your intention be for Christ in all you do! To quarrel over disputable matters such as circumcised vs uncircumcised, meat vs vegetables, Christian yoga vs skiing, is the type of self judgement that divides the church and confuses our faith. All sports have been provided by our creator and he wants us to be happy and healthy so we can serve and love others.
So, if you've been holding back on trying Christian yoga because you don't want to jeopardize your position in heaven, don't fret as we focus solely on Christ at Frogpose.
Since cancelling cable I've become rather fond of Netflix. I'm watching a series called Tidying Up and have learned a fascinating approach to ridding my tiny condo of accumulated personal possessions: only hold onto items that "spark joy" in me. Going along with my 2019 word of the year, joyful, this resonates with me.
I started with my clothes. Half way through making the pile of unwanted and discarded items, it occurred to me that I am grateful I don't serve a God that rids himself of me if I'm no longer sparking joy in Him! I am not only wanted by Him, with all of my rips, stains and moth holes, but He loves me deeply and promises to never leave me. He finds beauty in me no matter how I look or perform.
What a relief! My worth has nothing to do with my ability to spark joy in the eyes of God. He made me perfect just by going to the cross at Calvary.
Join us this week as we learn about true beauty and the way God always sees us. Tomorrow at 8am, Wednesday at noon and Thursday at 7pm. Jade Martial Arts, Boulder.
In His Light