Shabbat Shalom

By |2015-03-21T21:53:00-05:00March 21st, 2015|

Shabbat Shalom. Sabbath Peace. I hope you experience it this weekend. This week I got a very nice letter from a reader named David. He's a physician, husband and father, and shared some of his [...]

Is work a gift, or a curse?

By |2014-11-17T15:50:38-06:00November 17th, 2014|

I'm blogging at The High Calling channel on Pathoes.com today about work, what gives it meaning, significance and joy. Too many Christians buy into a subtle but critical theological mistake: that their work, if they [...]

The Repercussions of Neglect

By |2018-03-02T16:41:16-06:00May 11th, 2013|

The timing of a recent trip was perfect, and imperfect. I left feeling weary, overwhelmed by nasty weather and too much work, my Midwestern world persistently clinging to winter. Everything was brown and soggy, buds [...]

Hungry for rest

By |2018-03-02T16:42:19-06:00January 17th, 2013|

Best Christmas hymn lyric: "the weary world rejoices." It was kind of a theme at our house during the holiday season. We went a little slower, a little simpler. The tree decor, minimalist; the meals, [...]

Book winner, and how to win more books

By |2018-03-02T18:56:34-06:00August 13th, 2012|

Congratulations to Shauna V., who left a comment on Free Book Friday and was randomly selected to win a copy of Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity. Shauna, look for an email from me with details. [...]

Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity

By |2018-03-02T18:56:58-06:00August 3rd, 2012|

Hey, it's Free Book Friday. Because we're focusing on Sabbath this month (although Living in Sabbath Simplicity is a topic we discuss frequently here), here's an excerpt from my book Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity, [...]

Rest

By |2018-03-02T18:57:04-06:00August 1st, 2012|

Welcome to August, a month that languishes--or perhaps ought to, were it not filled with back-to-school busy-ness. These are dog days, warm and slow--or so we wish. A time to just relax, enjoy long days. [...]

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