In the book Finding Selah, Kristen Kill explains what Selah is and how we can experience it in our everyday. Through personal stories laced with the truth of God’s love and provision, she shares her experience with depression, loss, and ultimately finding peace in the one who is rest, Jesus.Read More
Before I learned how to rest regularly, I was a mess. As a mother of three with work and a family to juggle it seemed indulgent to rest or observe Sabbath. At the beginning of the week, I would write out my to-do list for work and home, then get busy Monday through Thursday crossing things off that list, and eventually crash hard on Friday. I was easily frustrated with myself, my kids, and my husband because I was burnt out.Read More
My husband and I like to run before the demands of our day of day begin. That means dragging ourselves out of bed early, often when we’d much rather sleep. As the days get shorter and colder it is even harder. I wake up, get dressed, and honor the commitment we made, but only because I know I am not alone.
The Bible says that Jesus is a friend that sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24).
Like a great running partner, Jesus is with me, I am not alone.Read More
In 2013 Shelly Miller started the Sabbath Society, “a group of hundreds declaring “I’m all in” when it comes to making rest realistic in our busy world.” From that community, the book Rhythms of Rest was birthed. In it, Shelly Miller talks about the life-giving essence of Sabbath without being legalistic. Not only does she tell us what the Bible says about it but shares real life experiences of the #SabbathSociety community along with practical suggestions for removing the obstacles that prevent us from keeping this day set apart.Read More
A few weeks back I finally decided to take a Sabbath. I have attempted this many times. Every once in a while I get it right. But most weekends come and go without rest. I have many excuses. I know what the Bible says about the subject and I have read a few books great books on the topic, but taking a Sabbath wasn’t coming naturally for me.Read More