singular Focus
17 Apr 2017

Sabbath: A Singular Focus

The seventy-year duration of the Babylonian captivity was not a random number; it had significant meaning. The book of 2 Chronicles explains that the Exile fulfilled “the word of the Lord…until the

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Gift
10 Apr 2017

The Gift of the Sabbath

Isaiah 58 is a foundation statement to modern Christians as we move into a brave new era. The NRSV titles the section “False and True Worship”. The Lord tells the people

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Sabbath in Scripture
04 Apr 2017

Sabbath in Scripture

While the word for Sabbath (Hebrew: Shabbath, שַׁבָּת) doesn’t appear in Scripture until Exodus 16, Sabbath as a day of holy rest was given to us in creation as a

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Brueggemann Book Review
27 Mar 2017

Book Review – Sabbath As Resistance by Walter Brueggemann

God brings the Israelites out of Egypt and His first course of action is to introduce the people to the rhythm of Sabbath. This rhythm shows up in the Fourth

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Sabbath Cheryl
20 Mar 2017

My Sabbath: A Personal Reflection – Cheryl Poulopoulis

It was before the era of Sunday shopping, devices, Netflix, and the internet. In the 1970’s our Sundays were filled with Sunday school, church, and more church. A large meal where

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Trying to be God
13 Mar 2017

Trying to Be God

In a presentation to a gathering of officers Dr. Norman Raymond shared these statistics from a pastoral care consortium regarding those in all denominations of ministry. “90% work a 75 hour

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Rhythms of Rest
06 Mar 2017

Book Review – Rhythms of Rest by Shelly Miller

Author Shelly Miller was recently introduced to me through reading a favorite blog. Her experience with Sabbath intrigued me to find out more. Here at Spiritual Life Development, we have been

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Founder
27 Feb 2017

The Founder on Sabbath-Keeping

Our founder, William Booth, emphasized the importance of the fourth commandment (“Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy.” Exodus 20:8, NIV) in a November 1901 article in The Field Officer periodical.

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rhythm
20 Feb 2017

My Sabbath: A Personal Reflection – Col. Richard Munn

‘On the Sabbath Jesus went into the Synagogue, as was his custom.’  LK 4:16 ‘I got rhythm’ wrote George Greshwin, ‘who could ask for anything more?’ Well George, you may

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SACONNECTS
14 Feb 2017

Reflections on the 2016 Holiness Institute for Soldiers

Thou Canst Have All of Me… All My Words… All of My Thoughts… Every Anxiety… Every Relationship… All of My Money My Time My Ambitions By Your Grace, I Surrender

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unplug
13 Feb 2017

Disconnecting and Menuha

We live in an age of connectivity. We are connected all of the time. It is not a bad thing necessarily in times of emergency or if there is important business.

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SACONNECTS
09 Feb 2017

A Heart Set Apart – A Reflection on the 2016 Holiness Institute

If you’re seeking to gain knowledge and understanding about what Christ has planned for you, or if you’re like me and coming with a heavy heart and burdens that need answers,

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