Learning to Walk (at an Unhurried Pace)

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I shopped at Costco recently, and I realized, “I’m casually browsing.” I don’t remember the last time I casually browsed anywhere. Most of my shopping expeditions are like ninja missions, “You have eight minutes. GO!” This is one of the by-products of reclaiming my life. It began a few months ago when I made the decision to step out of …

Finding Balance in the Seasons

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Years ago, I had a delightful life coach and mentor by the name of Dayle. She encouraged me to make a personal development plan for that season of my life. Being a planner by nature, I was excited to show her what I thought was a well-balanced plan. She took one look at it and said, “Gina, I’m exhausted just …

To Truly Be Still

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(disclaimer: I wrote this in the spring and never posted it. It’s still true though, so I pulled it out to share with you). It’s completely quiet in my house right now. For the first time in nearly 20 years, I have had a week alone. My husband took our two kids to Vermont this week to ski, and I opted …

Let Go and Let Him Hold You

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These last few months have been tough. I’ve ventured in to new areas that make me uncomfortable and scared and bone-weary, resulting in a lot of anxiety, and at times, depression. Being the get ‘er done girl that I am, my gut reaction to seasons like this is, “Ok, so what do I need to DO, God?” I can’t just …