Choosing Slow

Gina Butz grace, peace, rest 0 Comments

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know I like efficiency. (It’s the hallmark trait of an Enneagram 3). The faster I work, the more I get done. If I get more done, I’m more likely to be seen, recognized, successful, valuable. Or so the logic goes. And so, I move quickly. I drive, as I …

The Soul Needs Space

Gina Butz rest 5 Comments

I knew a girl in high school with 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 grew murkier and murkier. As it did, her fish started to do an amazing trick …

Word of the Year 2015

Gina Butz faith, word of the year 3 Comments

The other day, a friend of mine asked me how I did with my word of the year for 2014. Uh . . . ok so it started out well. I chose the word Abide, and I did think about it quite a bit for the first few months. After that, when it came to mind, it was usually in …