“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.”

Matthew 11:28-29a MSG

Hi, my name is Bobby and I’m a former “do-more-ic” and “try-harder-ist.” At the time of this writing, I’ve been clean for almost 4 years. Ok, sure, I’ve fallen back into the old habits of trying to make it on my own. And yes, of course, I’ve taken back the success of my salvation out of the wholly capable hands of Jesus. The allure of the “do more, try harder” cult is strong. Luckily, the sweet song of rest that Jesus sings is stronger.

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