The Refiner’s Fire: Why Sabbath is Hard and Why We Should Try it Anyway

The Refiner’s Fire: Why Sabbath is Hard and Why We Should Try it Anyway

What Do You Do #ForSabbathsSake? Guest Blog Series Conclusion This summer, when I began the “What do you do, #ForSabbathsSake?” Guest Blog Series, I had no idea what would emerge. Thirteen guest bloggers and three months later, we have a treasure trove of stories, confessions, 

Bodily Sabbaths (Guest Post by Kristel Clayville)

Bodily Sabbaths (Guest Post by Kristel Clayville)

Liz is my physical therapist and I have her on speed dial; we catch up with each other over an injury at least once a year. She’s met my friends and knows my cats’ names. This (very good) relationship is the consequence of my constant 

Botox and Sabbath: The Migraine Body and Soul Cure

Botox and Sabbath: The Migraine Body and Soul Cure

Every three months, I receive 32 injections of botulinum toxin. Starting at the base of my neck, my neurologist moves quickly through the shots, inching up my scalp, and finally landing at my forehead. It takes no more than six minutes, but by the time 

Do One Thing to Change the World (Guest Post by Rebecca J. Hubbard)

Do One Thing to Change the World (Guest Post by Rebecca J. Hubbard)

Navigating the multi and varied chasms of life is at times difficult and challenging. Especially when your job is picking up the pieces from abuse and neglect. Hearing the abuse experiences of children as young as a few years old has the tendency to unhinge 

Sabbath for the Stay-Home Parent (Guest Post by Lee Ann M. Pomrenke)

Sabbath for the Stay-Home Parent (Guest Post by Lee Ann M. Pomrenke)

The children are asleep; this is my sabbath. My rhythms are different now that I am a full-time-at-home mom for awhile. I cannot wait for a day of sabbath at the end/beginning of a week. I need it every day, twice a day, actually. Nap 

Seeking Sabbath: The Struggle for the Necessary (Guest Post by Rev. J. Brad Mitchell)

Seeking Sabbath: The Struggle for the Necessary (Guest Post by Rev. J. Brad Mitchell)

Time escapes me…When will I ever catch up…I cannot afford a day off…Is sabbath really that important anyway?  These are thoughts which flood my mind as I sit down with my calendar to plan my sabbath rest.  Yes, I have to be intentional about sabbath.