If you know me, you know that I often hear God speak to me in threes, however He must be really trying to get my attention, because over the last week, God has whacked me over the head with a 2×4 full of 
“Slow it down, Foltz.” 

Rather than being spiritually obese and holding on to this insight, I reasoned that perhaps this message was not just for me–maybe God wanted you to hear this, too, sunshine.

I encourage you to take five minutes today to slow down and be still. 
You don’t even have to listen, but just be still. 

Turn off the tv. 
Go to bed a few minutes earlier.
Sit at the lunch table before you begin eating.
Log out of Facebook. 
Postpone your holiday to-do list.
Put dinner on simmer.

Stop. Breathe. 

And with each inhalation breathe in something positive, powerful, and God-inspired and with every exhalation release a worry, fear, doubt or lie.

It is here in the stillness that He will speak to you and you will find your priority and peace–even if just for a moment. 

And I know. 
You may be sitting there right now saying, “Frannie, I don’t even have time to go to the bathroom let alone take five minutes to sit and breathe!” 
I’ve been there, several times this week actually.

But you may have heard me say this before, and I’ll say it again and again:
if you don’t have five minutes, then you need to take an hour. 

It would pain me for your holiday season to be barren and burdened by busyness.

I hope and pray that you take time to focus on the stillness and not just the stuff this season.

With love for a peaceful and still week, dear one,

P.S. If this message spoke to you, then speak to me. I’d love to hear what you discovered in your five minutes of stillness and perhaps how you plan to practice this more often.