Tag Archives: Sabbath keeping

Summing It Up

I’m winding down my six month commitment to the Sabbath Keeping experiment, and wanted to share a song that has spoken to me immensely during this time. The song is by Audrey Assad, who is an amazing artist. If you’ve … Continue reading

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“Nexting”

Today I took spinning, but I was hardly there. Instead, while my legs pumped the pedals, my mind was in a race all its own. Apparently, I’m pretty hard-core about “nexting.” Last week, I became aware of my nexting patterns. … Continue reading

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Being, Having and Appearing

From my first semester ethics class, I learned from a scholar named Stanley Hauerwas, “We can only live in the world we’ve learned to see. We can only see the world we’ve learned to say.” I’ve always been a fan … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Sabbath

This past Sunday, I got an unexpected blessing. My oldest was home from church, sick with a stomach bug. I hated to miss fellowship and worship, and struggled with how to incorporate this component into my time at home with … Continue reading

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Letting go of perfectionism

Perfectionism is losing it’s grip on my life. It’s not an overnight thing; this is a very slow process, and an unexpected outcome of Sabbath keeping for me. It has to do with taking one day each week to leave … Continue reading

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This is harder than it looks…

If you’ve decided to keep the Sabbath with me, you might be finding right about now that this Sabbath Keeping experiment is harder than it looks. I have a theory about this. Of all the commandments, this one really looks … Continue reading

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Sabbath Shift: Thoughtful Living

There is a Jewish Sabbath prayer that I love: Days pass, Years vanish, And we walk sightless among miracles. What would enable us to better see the miracles of God? Much of the answer is found in the reflection and … Continue reading

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