...from John Ortberg:
I find it helpful to think about solitude in two categories. We need brief periods of solitude on a regular basis— preferably each day, even at intervals during the day. But we also need, at great intervals, extended periods of solitude — half a day, a day, or a few days.
We may want to begin a particular day by praying over the day’s schedule — meetings to attend, tasks to perform, people we will be with— and placing it in God’s hands. Through the day we could take five-minute breaks if that is possible, close the door to the office, and remind ourselves that one day the office and the building will be gone — but we will still belong to God.
Ortberg, John. The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People (p. 87). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.
Pastor Mark loves his wife and grown children, the Word of God, and words. And coffee,
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6–7)
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