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The Work of Sabbath: Do Things All Together

What a month it’s been! This past weekend was the first weekend in four that I’ve been home. We made sure to take things slowly and Sabbathly, with lots of quiet lounging-around time in addition to chores and errands to catch up … Continue reading

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Ideas to Spark Your Sabbath Time

Originally posted at The Blue Room. This past weekend I was in Myrtle Beach with the good folks from First Presbyterian, Sumter for their annual congregational retreat. They were a fun, lively group of folks who got it. As I often … Continue reading

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Here’s Another Sabbath Manifesto

I recently wrote about the Sabbath Manifesto and encouraged people to think about their own principles for Sabbath. Last weekend I was with the women of Providence Presbyterian Church for their women’s retreat. I had to leave Saturday night to … Continue reading

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Parenting/Sabbath Hack: Kid Check-in

My friend Ashley Goff is a part-time pastor with three kids, just as I am. When her youngest entered school last year, a friend suggested that she try to spend 15 uninterrupted minutes with each kid when they get home. … Continue reading

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S.L.O.W. Down for Sabbath

Inspiration comes from unlikely places, and at just the right time. Several months ago, my mother gave me a clipping from Spirit, the magazine of Southwest Airlines. I tucked it away and just re-discovered it. The article is called “Not So Fast” … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Savor the Gift of Time

A woman immigrated to the United States and began the arduous task of learning English. Part of learning a language conversationally, of course, involves reflecting back what one hears others say. So when people would greet the woman and ask … Continue reading

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How to Handle Interruptions to Your Sabbath

At a recent book reading, a woman asked, “How do you handle interruptions? After an incredibly busy and stressful week, I’ve set aside tomorrow as my Sabbath day. I need it so badly. But I got a message from a … Continue reading

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Six Reasons Why Sabbath is Good for Kids

Yesterday I met with some parents who are reading Sabbath in the Suburbs. It was a rich conversation. It was also very gratifying for me as a writer, to hear their points of resonance and connection with the words on … Continue reading

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Five Simple Ways to Dip into Sabbath This Weekend

Thursday is often the day that Robert and I take a look at the weekend and figure out our upcoming Sabbath. Will it be on Saturday, as is traditional for us? (I work on Sunday, of course.) What will the … Continue reading

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