Dear Friends,

Look at the birds of the air…Matt 6:25

Fixing our eyes on Jesus… who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb 12:2

   We live in a neighborhood around a beautiful wooded ravine. Last week, with spring weather coming so soon, we sat on the far end of our deck, which looks to the left out upon two neighbors’ back yards. Kim, who is usually my inspiration to gaze upon the birds and trees, found herself distracted by the neighbors’ back sheds with damaged rooves in prolonged disrepair. She said “Those sheds are getting worse.” The fact that no one was fixing them, had become a distraction.  I said, “Kim, just look away to your right.” She immediately looked to the other end of our deck where her cardinals, goldfinches, nuthatches, and woodpeckers were flitting and feeding. She sighed, “Oh yes!” We both giggled and agreed, “That’ll preach!”

   Yes, the world is a car wreck. Stop staring at it. Turn your eyes upon Jesus. He is risen, indeed! Don’t stick your head in a hole in the ground, just tuck in under His wing. He is returning soon. How soon? Just soon enough.

   Until then, it’s never too soon to pray and live what we at Come Rest call “the Kim Speight prayer.” The Holy Spirit has led Kim to pray and teach this with great results over the last several years. I am her most grateful pupil. Praying this way helps an old recovering striver like me, come rest on His chest every time. Try it. Trust Him.  “Jesus fix it! In the meantime, help me fix my eyes on You!”


Our next Awakening of Love worship/intercession flow will be FRIDAY NIGHT, March 15th, 630-830, at Christian Life Church! 2808 Scaheffer Dr SW. The Blomberg worship team will be assisting the Speights! Come Holy Spirit!

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Sunday groups March 17th @ Rehoboth, 3434 Riverside Dr NE! Arrive @ 8AM for coffee/conversation! Class  promptly 830. Praise, prayer, teaching! Be on your way to your church by 930! Our evening I-58 group meets 630-8PM. Extended praise, prayer, testimonies, teaching! Arrive early as 6!


Our March Day Retreat is cancelled due to Dick and Kim needing to support family next week. Our April Day Retreat at wooded Rehoboth will be April 17! 845-4PM. Dick’s teaching, Kim’s tasty lunch, quiet times, new & old friends! Apply at soon!


We will again host a Come Rest Good Friday Celebration of our crucified risen Lord! March 29th 5-10pm, here at Rehoboth. We’ll have a co-op meal, praise & prayer time, and more fellowship! More details later. Let’s all bring food to share and grateful hearts! Enjoy old and new friends! We will also provide paper goods, table service, and drinks.


We SO appreciate your seeds by mail, the new website, Venmo @ComeRest or QR Code; or PayPal @ “Now may He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God. 2 Cor 9:10-11

Love and blessings, Dick and Kim Speight

Richard F. Speight, Jr.

Come to Me all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Come Rest Ministries

P.O. Box  11010

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52410-1010