Tag: growth

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, 

Looking At My Nadir (Guest Post by Melanie Weldon-Soiset)

Looking At My Nadir (Guest Post by Melanie Weldon-Soiset)

“Crap!,” I screamed as I banged my leg against the sharp cabinet corner.  After glaring at the eponymous cabinet in the living room, I assessed the damage on my left thigh, which was now in the bathroom with the rest of me.  The quickly spreading 

Cell Phone Sabbath (Guest Post by Sharon Seyfarth Garner)

Cell Phone Sabbath (Guest Post by Sharon Seyfarth Garner)

My phone died this morning.  Kaput.  Chirping out the arrival of a text one minute and completely unresponsive the next. I don’t believe that God killed my phone to teach me a lesson about being less dependent on my phone.  However, perhaps God could help 

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 

Finding Sabbath – The Hard Way (Guest Post by John Van Sloten)

Finding Sabbath – The Hard Way (Guest Post by John Van Sloten)

What do I do, #ForSabbathsSake? Apparently I burn out and learn my lesson the hard way. I remember reading a pastoral burnout study a few years back and thinking that it was too bad that those leaders couldn’t keep their lives in balance. At the