Relax and Breathe

Good Morning Ladies: 

I hope you are enjoying the little signs of Autumn that are beginning to peek through. While I may not be putting out a full fledge blog, my heart can’t seem to let go. You are continually on my mind and in my prayers. So instead of a blog, I thought why not just share what is on my heart, the things the Lord is teaching me personally. And who knows, it may be that you too are going through some of the same things…

Today the Lord is reminding me to let go of my“expectations”and instead to rest entirely in Him. In the simplest of terms, to just “Relax and Breathe.”

Journal Entry 9-9-2021

Today it is beautiful outside, the air is cool and crisp. My kind of weather! I keep thinking of how I should be feeling, I should be energized, I should be raring to go! After all, I love days like today. Days where the sun is out and there’s that slight hint of Fall filling the air. Yet I’m not energized, nor am I motivated. Nope, I am just plain old tired. I woke up needing a nap. But the worst part of feeling this way is that little voice inside my head that never misses the opportunity to scold and to reprimand me. “Suck it up, keep going!” Then, all of a sudden an overriding voice steps in, it is much stronger, much more confident than that voice of condemnation. It is a voice of authority and compassion—“relax and breathe, I’ve got this!”

“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 (NIV)


It is my prayer that YOU

will be blessed today…

resting and breathing in HIS WORD!


  1. Jackie on September 10, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Regina, I was so glad to see your post! Your writing always to “hit it” just right! God bless you!!

    • Regina Becknell on September 10, 2021 at 2:18 pm

      Aww Jackie, thank you! I hope you know how very much you mean to me. Each morning Bruce and I pray for you over coffee…YOU are a blessing!

  2. Aunt Jeanie on September 10, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Amen, I feel the same Regina but with God’s s help he will give us the strength we need for the day. ❤️ You

  3. Regina Becknell on September 10, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    LOL…I could just hear you saying “AMEN” when I read your comment! Did my heart good! It seems the older I get the more I realize just how precious the gift of God’s Strength can be each and every day!

  4. Ellen Seymore on September 10, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    AMEN Sister Friend!! He is so good. All the Time!!! I miss you. Trust all things are going well. I’m with you enjoying the
    glimpses of Fall! Love those cool temps.

    • Regina Becknell on September 10, 2021 at 2:24 pm

      True–True…HE IS SOOO GOOD!! It is so wonderful hearing from you Ellen and I sure do miss you too! We certainly have shared some great and precious moments together. You are a true sister-in-Christ!

  5. Virginia Puckett on September 11, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Oh, Regina! You are right in target! I have been studying about Shabot (the Sabbath). After creating all of everything, God rested. He expects us to rest as well. Jesus stole away to rest and pray. Let us rest in Him when our souls are weary. When we need to steal away and just breathe and reconnect with Him. Love and miss you!!

    • Regina Becknell on September 13, 2021 at 7:36 pm

      Totally agree with you and I love your Bible Study topic! Sure miss you too! When this settles down a bit, how about brunch?

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