Coming Out of Stay at Home

This was originally posted on my church’s blog. You can see the original post here.

When we are released from the stay-at-home order, it’s going to be weird. I feel like I’m going to just run out the front door, sprint 30 yards, fall to my knees and lift my arms and yell “Freedom!” I may do this a few more times, then head back home and finish watching the series on Netflix I’ve been devouring. Continue reading >

How to take a Sabbath

This was originally posted on my church’s blog. You can see the original post here.

Back in January, I read John Mark Comer’s “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry.” That snowballed into book after book on Sabbath and rest through the next few months, and here we are today under a stay-at-home order. Needless to say, it’s almost as if God was preparing me for a time such as this. Before studying this topic, I was one who could never stop and at times scoffed at those who did. I, like many Americans, viewed the never-ending hustle and bustle as a badge of honor.  Continue reading >

An Inheritance of Rest

This was originally posted on my church’s blog. You can see the original post here.

Sabbath is a concept that, in many ways, we view as an obsolete Jewish tradition and thus naturally isn’t practiced to the fullest. Well, let’s dig into that because I want you to open your eyes and see it for what it really is: a valuable resource and practice for Christians today to utilize to deepen their relationship with God.  Continue reading >