Finding Rest

I have found that most of my frustration, stress and anger has its roots down deep in my own personal pride. I get frustrated when I can’t get something accomplished, because it is humbling to admit that something is beyond my ability. Stress keeps me awake at night juggling ideas on how to deal with…

The Active Sabbath

The blessings of keeping Sabbath are not about inactivity but about being focused on and committed to the special work that God has for us today. Most Christians believe that because we live in the era of grace, not law the idea of keeping Sabbath is an unnecessary custom. This coupled with the relentless demands…

Resting By the Well

When we think of the story of the woman at the well most of us picture a bucolic scene by some quiet spot among the lovely hills of Samaria. But more likely the scene at the well was busy with people coming and going because water is something that everyone needs. Often the case is…

Jesus I Am Resting with Tricia Brock

Okay so we know Tricia didn’t write this precious old hymn but I am thankful for how she has helped to bring the classic truths in the lyrics to life. In our continual rushing we of all people on this planet need to pause for a moment on a quiet Sunday and rest in our…

The Unique Sabbath – Day Five – Keeping Sabbath

Therefore the people of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, observing the Sabbath throughout their generations, as a covenant forever.  Exodus 31:16 Keep / Shamar – To hedge about (as with thorns) to guard; gen. to protect… Strong’s Hebrew/Aramaic Dictionary I remember clearly my grandmother’s small front yard. There, around the edges of that bit of…