Category Archives: Musings

Would You Zap Your Brain to Live More “Sabbathly”?

Originally posted at The Blue Room. Yesterday I listened to a Radiolab podcast about trans-cranial direct current stimulation, tDCS. From the show’s description:  Learn a new language faster than ever! Leave doubt in the dust! Be a better sniper! Could you do all … Continue reading

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Beyond Busy

My friend Jan posted a question a few weeks ago and I’ve been thinking about it ever since: How do you respond when someone says, “Wow, you’re so busy.” It makes me wonder: Do I give off the appearance of … Continue reading

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What’s Done Is Done

Originally posted at The Blue Room I use this quote in Sabbath in the Suburbs, and I have it posted on the bulletin board in my study. I try to let go of the unfinished work of my life when it … Continue reading

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Shepherding the Family through Social Media

“Mommy, can I have an Instagram account?” my daughter asked from the back seat of the van. We were on our way home from a retreat I’d led for a church in South Carolina. I’d decided to bring the family … Continue reading

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Busyness is Not a Virtue

Here’s one of the videos I use in group presentations on Sabbath in the Suburbs. (It’s also available as one of the Sabbath Supplementals study materials.) It’s short, just a couple of minutes, but usually enough to get people talking … Continue reading

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Sabbath Has Consequences… And Free Stuff for Eagle Eyes and Good Grammarians

[Drum roll] It’s a contest! Sabbath in the Suburbs is going into its second printing, and we’re making a few changes to the front and back matter. We also know there are a few typos in it, despite many, many, many smart people … Continue reading

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Snow Day

Today is a snow day where I live. We’ve had a lot of weather days this winter, but this one looks to have some actual snow coming with it (4-7 inches if the forecasts are accurate, which I’ll believe when … Continue reading

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