Category: Sabbath

For the One Who is Exhausted, A Blessing

When the rhythm of the heart becomes hectic, Time takes on the strain until it breaks; Then all the unattended stress falls in On the mind like an endless, increasing weight.   The light in the mind becomes dim. Things you could take in your stride before Now become laborsome events of will.   Weariness ...

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Thoughts on Sabbath

I’ve thoroughly been enjoying Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, An Altar in the World. Here are a few of her thoughts on Sabbath: “Busy is how our culture measures worth” (p. 123). Our culture invariably supposes that action and accomplishment are better than rest, that doing something….anything…is better than doing nothing. For so much of our ...

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For Want of Rest

How many times a day do you hear (or say yourself), “I am so busy…”  It is the sigh of our day. We say this to one another with no small degree of pride, as if our exhaustion were a trophy, as if our ability to buck up under stress is a mark of real ...

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Sabbath – Sinking Deep

 “Because we do not rest, we lose our way.” Wayne Muller, in Sabbath. Some thoughts on Sabbath…by F. Bernies When there is a storm at sea, those who are caught in it have their hands full. They concentrate on nothing else but the exhausting task of staying afloat in the midst of gale force winds and ...