Tag: rest

Even a Former Facebook Executive Thinks You Need a Social Media Fast

Even a Former Facebook Executive Thinks You Need a Social Media Fast

On Monday, The Washington Post published a piece quoting former Facebook VP, Chamath Palihapitiya, on the “tremendous guilt” he feels over his participation in the way social media has dissolved “the core foundations of how people behave by and between each other.” “Social media is 

Chocolate and Contemplative Coloring: Your Guide to a Slow Christmas Season

Chocolate and Contemplative Coloring: Your Guide to a Slow Christmas Season

Mary Anglberger was my favorite babysitter. She kept me while my mother worked weekends as a Duke University Hospital psychiatric nurse. I must have been in third grade when Mary gifted me with the glory that is the chocolate Advent calendar. Amid numbered paper doors, 

Unexpected Sabbath: How a Cat Saved Thanksgiving

Unexpected Sabbath: How a Cat Saved Thanksgiving

Last week, Fred and I made an impulsive decision. We adopted a new cat. Having a second cat is considered impulsive for us. We are a couple who plans everything—but only after cost-benefit and perceived risk analyses, of course. In January, when we became guardians 

Three Simple Ways to Start a Sabbath Practice

Three Simple Ways to Start a Sabbath Practice

[This is part of an article written as a post for Steve Austin’s Grace is Messy blog. Click the link below to read the entire article on his site.] I am a fledgling sabbath-keeper. Though I’ve written a book about it, embraced my 52 chances 

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