Tag Archives: Sabbath

Resting in Delight

I don’t rest well. I never have. My mind is pretty rest-less, actually. Though I might physically find time or a place to rest, my mind likely isn’t; the effects of which have included insomnia, tendinitis, and anxiety, each of which have made a point to sprout up into my life in their respective seasons. According to The New York Times columnist, T. M. Luhrmann, this … more »

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The Luxury of Being Free

What we steep ourselves in has such a strong yet subtle way of affecting how we think. For example, because I am a fish swimming in the water of American culture, my first thoughts when I hear the word Sabbath are … more »

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Work Well to Rest Well

Growing up, my folks instilled in me a respect for Sunday, the Lord’s day; though not as extreme as some of my friends at church. Our morning usually consisted of Sunday school, church, and then the same fried chicken and … more »

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Work-Rest Balance

The Word of the Lord spells out the instructions for keeping the Sabbath rather plainly in Deuteronomy. No one is to do any work on that one day of the week. They are to rest from the daily work they … more »

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Back to the Basics

I remember it as clear as day. It was a typical Friday morning on my way to school. I had just pulled into the parking lot of the little private school I attended in Northwest Florida; coffee in hand, and … more »

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Rest: Making the Top Ten

 “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God.”  — Deut. 5:12-14 (NLT) … more »

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Finding Rest In All Things

“The spiritual rest, which God particularly intends in this Commandment is this: that we not only cease from our labor and trade, but much more, that we let God alone work in us and that we do nothing of our … more »

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Something More

“Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you … more »

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Reflections on Sabbath

Every year that I attended Covenant College, groups of students would protest two things related to Sunday, both involving work. The first was that these students were against Monday tests because a Monday test required Sunday studying. The second was … more »

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Smear Campaign

In Matthew 12:1-14, the Pharisees are attempting to discredit Jesus and his disciples by accusing them of violating the Sabbath. Be it picking grain or healing a man, the Pharisees criticize Jesus by finding ways in which He has violated … more »

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