Why do we need to keep the kids busy all summer? Aren’t they busy enough all during the school year? Don’t they deserve a little time to rest and relax, too?
Sabbath by Sprain
I think it all happened because the eighteen-year-old boy behind the counter called me ma’am.
It Is Most Blessed to Give AND Receive
We spend a LOT of time on output. We say a lot, post a lot, create a lot, do a lot, lecture our kids a lot (just me?), email a lot, text a lot, help a lot… but what is our input like?
I am, in the fullest sense of it, Extremely Online.
Practice What You Preach
The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but do not do as they do, […]
I can’t quit you, smartphone. I keep thinking we should see other people, and an hour later I’m cradling you in my hands again, whispering […]
Pausing in the Open Space – and Giving Thanks
I have taken a break from the myth of my own indispensability.
Seeking Sabbath: Getting Away from “Busy”
Asking God for help in prayer is the closest thing we get to being exactly like Jesus’ disciples.
Seeking Sabbath: Crankiness and Delight
I want the big, beautiful challenge that comes with the discipline of setting aside a full 24-hours for rest.
Seeking Sabbath: In Open Places
On the Sabbath, I resist the impulse to control my kids’ wild energy and excitement.