What a day of rest means for one millennial woman.
First Night It's Sunday! If you've got nieces and nephews by relation or by choice who live nearby, this is the time to spend
You control your life and your time. It is up to you to create space for yourself, your family, relaxation, and fun. No one else is going to do it for you.
Taking my own experience for example - and inviting you to do the same, to consider yours - I think of crisp autumn days
The temptations to skip church on Sunday morning are many, from sleeping in to getting an early start on mowing the lawn
So yes, keep up the great work you're doing. But remember that rest is resistance, too. Over the last 15 years I have floated
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
Little children who grow up spending time outside often dash out of the house and then run around the yard, dig in the dirt
This constant stress is toxic to the soul. Rest doesn't seem restful -- it feels like procrastination -- and work doesn't bring fulfillment.
This weekend is delightfully disruptive. The storm interferes with our plans, delays travel and cancels meetings. Therein lies the disruption, and oddly enough, therein also lies a surprising word of hope.
It's well known that Christianity sprang from a Jewish context. While there may be controversy about Jesus' Judaism vs. the traditional Judaism of the Sanhedrin, the ruling body of Judaism in the first century, there's no doubt that Jesus, his family, and followers were practicing Jews, as recorded in the New Testament.
When I'm online, I don't often spend much time in depth of discernment or in prayer. When I'm online, especially on Facebook and when reading responses to blogs and articles, I find that most people are reactionary rather than thoughtful.
We're both powerfully drawn to the idea of a day of rest, particularly in an age when it seems increasingly unlikely that we can power down or ever power off. We spoke about our different ways of observing the Sabbath and what it has come to mean to us personally and to our families.
God is the Ground and Source of our being, and at the end of each creative work, God said, "That's good." Striking against the ancient view that order is achieved through violence and domination, the God of the Hebrews creates and orders the cosmos simply and powerfully by his word.
"I find my thoughts drifting to the Sabbath, the day of rest, the seventh day of the week, and perhaps the seventh day of one’s life as well."
JERUSALEM (RNS) As the bodies of seven children from an Orthodox Jewish family were buried in Israel on Monday (March 23
Perhaps money is the best starting point for experiencing Shabbat. Money's impact is so universal in our lives that putting it aside is truly our greatest hope, an inescapable call to mindfulness which leads to independence of external obligation.