To Truly Be Still

Gina Butz peace, rest 3 Comments

(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

Gina Butz faith, peace, rest 4 Comments

These last few months have been tough. I’ve ventured in to new areas that make me uncomfortable and scared and bone-weary, and the result has been 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?”  …

The Soul Needs Space

Gina Butz rest 4 Comments

I knew a girl in high school who had a fish tank shaped like a giant bubble gum machine. It had the added feature of bubbles which rose from the bottom. She was not in the habit of cleaning the tank, so over time the water got murkier and murkier. As it did, her fish started to do an amazing …

Weekly Word – White Space

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“White space should not be considered merely ‘blank’ space — it is an important element of design which enables the objects in it to exist at all . . . A page crammed full of text or graphics with very little white space runs the risk of appearing busy, cluttered, and is typically difficult to read.” When it comes to …

Cease Striving

Gina Butz dependence on God, peace, rest 3 Comments

I’ve never been one for being quiet or still. My mom loves to tell stories of my propensity to crawl, climb, walk, at an early age, and of a 2-year-old Gina marching into Sunday School singing, “Have faith, hope and charity, that’s the way to live successfully!” One memorable report card from 2nd grade lauds my sociability with other kids, …