Tag: simplicity

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 

Sabbath (Guest Post by Ben Swihart)

Sabbath (Guest Post by Ben Swihart)

I’m about four years into a do-it-yourself home renovation. And it has almost killed me. I’ve watched a lot of YouTube videos on load-bearing walls, plumbing, and electrical outlets, and mostly fumbled through everything trying to literally avoid killing myself. AJ Heschel (a Jewish rabbi) 

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 

Getting Ready for Sabbath (Guest Post by Beth Kissileff)

Getting Ready for Sabbath (Guest Post by Beth Kissileff)

The things I am not doing while I am writing  this include turning on all the lights in my house I want lit so I can use them in the next 25 hours, filling up one electric pot of hot water and plugging it in 

“Grab-and-Go Sabbath” (Guest Post by Rosalind C. Hughes)

“Grab-and-Go Sabbath” (Guest Post by Rosalind C. Hughes)

I practice a grab-and-go sabbath. I know: I’m doing it wrong. I need to read Dana’s book. My trouble is finding a rhythm. I tend towards disorder and chaos more than calendared routine. Time seems to be an elusive creature, refusing my attempts at domestication.