The sabbath is a weekly reminder that God is running the universe and we are not.
We just returned from a week in Orland, Florida. My parents treated their grandkids and us to a week at a fancy resort and Disney World adventures. In the midst of meeting Mickey, visiting Hogwarts Castle, riding roller coasters and carrying tired kids and their souvenirs for miles in the hot sun, we also had … Continue reading A Lesson from the Lizard
I just updated this chapter, greatly expanding it. Enjoy! By the time the morning clouds were burned away by the midday sun, I was good and hungry for lunch. Jesus suggested we head to the lake to catch our meal. “Jesus, I’m no fisherman, but my brother is a pro and he’s told me the fish bite best … Continue reading Cabin 17: Row, Row Your Boat
The next time someone makes you feel guilty for taking a much needed vacation, consider sharing with them the following case for biblical rest and vacation. (Note: The following make the case for both a weekly day off (sabbath rest) and occasional extended vacations (a week or two)). We are a mess without sabbath. I think … Continue reading Thus saith the Lord, “Take a Vacation!” (Pt. 2)
I'm currently trying to enjoy some time away from work -- for me that means church related stuff and ministry situations. My email 'Out of the Office' notice is on, and my voicemail alerts people that I am not taking calls. I asked our leadership team not just for a vacation (which typically means family time, … Continue reading Thus saith the Lord, “Take a Vacation!” (Pt. 1)