Jesus had a pace of life.  This means as his followers we want to adopt his pace.  At One Family, we desire for you to incorporate the disciplines outlined here to walk with Jesus at his pace.

Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30


"Hurry is the great enemy of the soul.” So what would happen if we took a moment to pause and reflect on the pace and the rhythms of Jesus? He didn’t seem to be in a hurry. He never seemed to be in a rush. What would it look like if we learned to follow him at the pace he moved through the world: calm, rested, present.

Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days, and then he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.” John 11:5-6


How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m overwhelmed”? How many times have you said it? All of us know what it feels like to have too many commitments, obligations, and responsibilities. We all know what it’s like to have too much to do. So what do we do when we have too much to do? Let's explore one of Jesus’ practices -- one of the daily habits he employs to help him pace himself. We'll see how he overcomes busyness, rather than being overwhelmed by it.

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35

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In today's fast-paced world, the temptation to hurry seems ever-present. We are constantly bombarded with deadlines, responsibilities, and expectations that demand our immediate attention. It's easy to fall into the trap of believing that the more we accomplish in less time, the more successful and fulfilled we will be. Let's explore how hurry leads to anxiety and what the scripture teaches on how to simplify our lives.

[M]ake it your ambition to lead a quiet life...1 Thessalonians 4:11

Check out: Abundant Simplicity: Discovering the Unhurried Rhythms of Grace by Jan Johnson

Every Moment Holy by Douglas McKelvey is a book of liturgies (written prayers) for the ordinary events of daily life--liturgies such as "A Liturgy for Feasting with Friends" or "A Liturgy for Laundering." These remind us that our lives are shot through with sacred purpose even when, especially when, we are too busy or too caught up in our busyness to notice.


What does the Scripture say about Sabbath and how do we do it?

[T]hey shall all sit under their own vines and under their own fig trees, and no one shall make them afraid…. Micah 4:4


Check out: The Bible Project on Sabbath >


It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1