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Sabbath-ing

The concept of sabbath find its roots in the Hebrew story of creation. God made the world and everything in it, and then on the seventh day, rested. It was a cessation of activity, but also time to take stock of what … Continue reading

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No meetings. I promise. Mostly.

Emily was a little annoyed with me yesterday. “You said you were on sabbatical and that meant you didn’t have to go to any meetings!”  I explained that it was at a church, but I promised it wasn’t church business. I was at the … Continue reading

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Stepping in it

This morning is bliss. I began with quiet breakfast and gentle morning prayers. I walked the labyrinth, journeying away from a time of depletion and toward a season of rest and renewal. Now I sit on a small patio surrounded by green grass … Continue reading

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Sabbatical boots

Not long ago in Sydney’s Sunday school class, the teacher asked the kids what their parents did that embarrassed them. Of course, having heard about this question in our family’s post-church conversation, I wanted to know her answer. I was thinking … Continue reading

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To celebrate, I had a nap

Today marks the first day of my twelve-week Sabbath. A year ago, when I proposed taking this sabbatical, I wrote: I am at a significant moment of transition in my life. Two years ago, my husband returned to school after … Continue reading

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