Doesn’t it seem like we are always bouncing between a state of rest or a state of chaos in this life? For example, the kids are playing quietly so we sit down to read a book on the couch and rest. But then ten minutes later we realize that it is too quiet so we get up to investigate and what do we find? . . . CHAOS! We try so hard to find balance in our lives but it proves to be elusive. Maybe instead of seeking to find balance, we should simply embrace the moments of rest so that we have the energy to navigate the chaos. Because no matter how hard we try, life will always be a mixture of both.

Welcome to Rest & Chaos.

I am a wife, mother of three kids, and a follower of Jesus Christ. I have always loved to write. I spent many years writing poetry but as a young adult fell in love with self-help books. I know I need to glean wisdom from others in order to be a good wife, mother, and Christian. After years of devouring books, I decided I would love to pass on all that I have learned along the way and so I started this blog. I enjoy being real about my fears, doubts, failures, and all that I am still learning. It is my hope that by sharing I will be able to inspire and encourage others. I have heard it said that to encourage means to “infuse with courage”, and that is my heartfelt prayer for everyone who comes across this website. May you walk away from here infused with courage for the journey of life.

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