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07 Jul 2017

SLD Summer Reading List

Hey friends and fellow companions, My kids came home last week with their annual “Summer Reading Lists.” This prompted our family to put together baskets for the kids with some

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29 Jun 2017

Challenge by Choice

I envisioned our recent SLD Department Retreat day as “an adventure waiting to happen.” As with prior departmental retreat days, we tend to bond in nature or in some form

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27 Jun 2017

Superficially or deeply rooted…

Creek, crack, snap and kaboom were the sounds heard while taking in the beauty of the trees, birds of all kind and the serene lake of Rockland Lake State Park.

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08 Jun 2017

Flawless

Several years ago I decided to learn how to quilt. My instructor always emphasized two rules: – Measure twice, cut once – Sew a scant ¼” seam If you don’t

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05 Jun 2017

A Sacred Space

My daughter and I enjoy sitting on the couch and together. A few weeks ago, she got to the last page in the chapter, close to 80% blank, and she said,

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29 May 2017

The Sabbath in Today’s Salvation Army

There seem to be decades of silence as it concerns the subject of Sabbath keeping in Army publications. Articles addressing today’s non-stop lifestyle and its results on the spirit, soul and

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From the Blog

24 Apr 2017

Sabbath Reading List

We’ve put together the following list of quotes and further reading resources for your continued study and experience with Sabbath-keeping. We hope you’d consider reading at least one of the following books

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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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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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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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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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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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