Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sabbath Shifts: Breaking old patterns

Something kind of big just happened at my house. My baby said goodbye to the crib and embraced his brand new, big boy, “I’m two years old” room. I think this event is best summed up, “One small step for … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss and the Sabbath

A few days ago, I rounded the corner of my room to see my eldest son playing a Dr. Seuss game on the PBS kids website, donning an oversized red and white striped stovepipe hat on his head. Ashton wasn’t … Continue reading

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Here’s What’s Cookin’

On Sundays, putting lunch on the table can be downright stressful. The church service is over, stomachs are rumbling, and nap time is closing in. This is a time when Sabbath keeping requires the “I” word…intentionality. It is helpful to … Continue reading

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Is Sabbath keeping a lost art??

In his book Celebration of Disciplines, Richard Foster talks about how fasting as a spiritual discipline is becoming, he feels, a lost art. It’s difficult to know how to begin and end a fast, Foster points out, because most of … Continue reading

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A better story

God wrote a beautiful story for our lives that offers order and rhythm. To many of us, this story reads like a fairytale…it feels unattainable in the world today. For those who live in the story, there is a sense … Continue reading

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Three times is a charm…

Yesterday was my third Sabbath. (I began this experiment on January 2nd.) This time, the Sabbath was different for me. On Saturday of the first two weeks, I experienced a tremendous peak in productivity. It was akin to the feeling … Continue reading

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One story: producing more and having it all

Whether or not we realize it, we are all living in stories. The stories are constructed by society, by our idealogy, by good marketers, and even by our friends. We’ve all picked a story, although for most of us, this … Continue reading

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