Tag Archive: sabbath

5 Myths About Keeping Sabbath

Feel like you are so busy you’re burning out?  You might want to explore the ancient tradition of keeping Sabbath.  Our Jewish forebears started taking a day of rest and spiritual renewal after their escape from slavery in Egypt because free people can take a day off, unlike slaves.  Christians in recent years have begun…

Rest in Rhythm: Sabbath

If we look around us, we notice that creation has a rhythm: day and night; the passing of seasons; bud and blossom.  And when we live in harmony with creation and its rhythms, we are more likely to experience wholeness and wellbeing.  The ancient spiritual practice of sabbath-keeping is about learning to rest in rhythm…

Lenten Discipline: Sabbath

Christine Sine writes, “Part of the purpose of Lent is to become dissatisfied with our own bondage and the bondage of others. It is about looking for ways to bring freedom and liberation not just for ourselves but for all who live in the bondage of poverty, imprisonment, servitude or injustice.”  Read her whole post…

15 Ways to Keep the Sabbath

“Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy.” Exodus 20:8 We live in a culture that leaves us starved for time.  Technology lets us work 24/7 and the boundaries between home and work have dissolved. Perhaps we need to invent some new ways of keeping the Sabbath.  Here are 15 suggestions to get you started.

Ordering our Time

Keeping Sabbath “Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.” Deuteronomy 5:15 “I’m so busy… I just don’t have enough time…

Sabbath Rest

American farmer and poet Wendell Berry has written, “Sabbath observance invites us to stop. It invites us to rest. It asks us to notice that while we rest, the world continues without our help. It invites us to delight in the world’s beauty and abundance.”