How to Be Still

A Monarch butterfly in lavender flowers against a blue sky.


Posted on April 2, 2021 by Jenn Zatopek

I am honored to share another essay with you on the power of rest from overwork. How do we unhook our identities from what we do as humans and sink deeply into our own worthiness as eternal, spiritual. beings? Are we solely our output? Does working nonstop help us live fully awake and alive to the endless possibilities around us? Join me over at The Glorious Table as I explore this important issue. And may you have a safe, peaceful, and nourishing Easter and Passover weekend.


On a cool fall afternoon at the end of a long week of work, I stumbled upon a story from a popular online Christian magazine that reminded me of trouble from my ancient past: recovery from depression as a pastor’s wife. As I read, unease grew in my belly. Twenty years ago, as a new Christian, a greenhorn in the faith, I longed to be in full-time ministry. After all, I was a brand-new convert, cared deeply about others, and wanted to save everyone I met. . .

I’d love it if you clicked here to read the full essay over at The Glorious Table. 

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