“Margin is the space that once existed between ourselves and our limits. Today we use margin just to get by. This book is for anyone who yearns for relief from the pressure of overload. Reevaluate your priorities, determine the value of rest and simplicity in your life, and see where your identity really comes from. The benefits can be good health, financial stability, fulfilling relationships, and availability for God’s purpose” (From Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives by Richard Swenson).
Throughout August (as we prepare to launch into a new program year), we will be examining the biblical concept of margins: our need for and difficulty with them…and the practical steps that we can take to “grow” our margins – making time/room/space for God, each other, and ourselves.