Take some time to let the roots grow deeper, time to nourish the spirit for the work of bearing fruit for a hungry world, time to meditate on the Words that give meaning and purpose and direction.
Daily Scripture TextsPsalm 139:1-12, 23-24Genesis 28:10-19aRomans 8:12-25Matthew 13:24-30, 36-40
Last summer, my husband’s grandma died. She was a good ol’ Kansas lady: born, raised, lived, and died for the majority of her lifetime in the …
When we view pastimes, hobbies, and vacation as escape from work, we are missing the reality that work and play exist together and benefit each other. For me, fishing is not an escape from work, but a transition from one thing God has created me to do, to another thing God has created me to do.
God gave us the Sabbath for our own good. As with other laws, when God gave this one, God wasn’t being a killjoy, or trying to set us back.
I have a lot of things going on in my life…perhaps you can relate? So when asked, “How are you doing?” my automatic answer came blurting out, “I'm so busy…”
Growing up after that experience, along with the many other Sabbatarian practices I witnessed in my youth, I began to feel like honoring Sunday was a bit of a guessing game. I didn’t know which activities made God angry and which ones didn’t.