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
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
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
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.
‘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
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.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33 The new year turned the corner and on a
Shabbat – the Hebrew word for Sabbath – means “to come to an end, to cease, to stop, to pause.” Notice they are all active commands that a person needs to
Walking. Sitting. Reflecting. Reading. Being. Seeking. So many things come to mind when I think of ways that I have practiced Sabbath in my life. Growing up, like most people I
For many in today’s society, busyness is worn like a badge of pride and exhaustion is the trophy to show for it. The ability to withstand relentless stress is often
When we look at the very beginning of the Bible, I believe that God gives us a clear admonishment that is foundational not just for Old Testament covenant followers. After completing
I remember it very clearly: my husband and I would each drive a 15 passenger van (remember those?) on two different routes around the city and pick people up for church