May 18, 2014

Reclaiming Sabbath Keeping: Shedding the Guilt

“When we drove into our driveway after church, our neighbor stood from her crouched position pulling weeds in her flower garden, walked over to us and apologized for working on the Sabbath. Though Sabbath is a big deal in our community—big chain gas stations and even the local Walmart were...Read more +
May 18, 2014

Reclaiming Sabbath Keeping: Sabbath Celebration

This year on Holy Saturday —the day before Easter— I got my first-ever professional pedicure. As I drove to the salon for this girl-date with my friend Susan, I found myself balking. It wasn’t the expense (Susan had given me a gift certificate) so much as the sheer frivolity of...Read more +
May 18, 2014

Reclaiming Sabbath Keeping: More than Rest

I try to get out early, before my shadow begins to fold beneath me, before the sun becomes a harsh companion. I pull on a floppy hat, smother my skin with sunscreen, and dig my trowel out of the tool bin. It is Saturday, the day I practice Sabbath-keeping and...Read more +
May 18, 2014

The Disruption That is The Sabbath

When we first moved to St. Louis, we lived in a suburb that had two large synagogues or temples. In fact, we were the westernmost of three adjacent suburbs with large numbers of people of Jewish faith. On Saturdays, it was not unusual see Orthodox Jews walking to their synagogue...Read more +
May 23, 2014

Community Post: Keeping Sabbath

In the middle of my college career I first found Sabbath rest to be a relief rather than a rule. The message of God’s power and sovereignty pressed deeply as I navigated the over-achieving culture at Georgia Tech. We were doing, having, and achieving it all. As a first-born, perfectionist,...Read more +
May 15, 2014

Balancing Act

Balancing Act
How many plates do you have in the air?Read more +
May 14, 2014

Thriving Through Stress: Our Endurance Makes Us Stronger

I started a new job in January. Same role – editor – but for a different company. Two weeks earlier, however, I injured my back, so I started the new job in pain. Though I’m decent when it comes to handling pain–probably the result of being nourished by western movies...Read more +
May 11, 2014

Mothers Don't Remember

Doctors discovered cancer in Linda’s mother, and it spread like fire. Six months later, she was dying. Linda had children of her own now, but facing the loss of her mother brought deep regrets for the times she had fallen short as a daughter. “Mom,” she said through her tears,...Read more +

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