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Week 7: White Flags

Sabbath Keeping The work of surrender is mine – surrendering up the hours of my days and weeks. The work of transformation is his. No doubt about it. We find this promise of God’s workmanship in our …

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Week 7: Holy Ground

Confession When it comes to embracing the rhythm and rest of Sabbath Keeping, conviction is likely the first step, but the next step is always confession. It’s where the rubber hits the road. Confession means agreeing with …

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Week 7: Near and Dear

God says, “Remember the Sabbath.” I forget. I forget a lot. Even though this commandment gets little attention, it’s an easy one to “keep” by most standards: Go to church. 60 minutes later our duty is done, our …

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Week 6: Duty or Delight?

# 6 Duty or Delight? The Definition of Insanity has played a part in altering the terrain of my life and heart on a number of occasions. Have you ever heard it? The Definition of Insanity is doing …

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Week 5: The Default Setting

#5 The Default Setting Stress. I hate that word. It rises up and slaps me in the face. Hard. It reminds me that I am not in control. I long to face life with grace, grit and …

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Week 4: Spirit-Led

Why Rest? In the last months of her life, I met a woman named Kathryn, wife and mother of two lovely young girls. Kathryn was fighting colon cancer. We were both newcomers to a Sunday morning Bible …

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Week 3: Roadblocks

Roadblocks Buried in the collective mindset of Western culture and deep within our own hearts is the notion that rest is not an activity for the movers and shakers of this world. Rest is not for the …

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Week 2: Price Tag

There is a price to be paid for our chronic exhaustion.  For some people it’s apparent in the here and now: fleeting joy, fragmented relationships. Sometimes it comes and goes: bouts of sleepless nights, depression, illness.  Some …

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Week 1: The Rest Revolution Begins Today!

Rest is near and dear to the heart of God, yet glaringly absent from our lives. We know how to run hard. We don’t know how to rest well. Bottom line – rest is not a reward. …

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