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Archives for July 2018

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Love in Common

We need common ground and we need someone else to set it for us....

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What is love? (no definition here)

Our valuation of love can vary as widely as our definitions of it....

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Sabbath Questions

The Pharisees look at the individual behavior and not the system behind it. They ask about the disciples’ activity and not their poverty....

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Sabbath Conflict

Sabbath often brings collisions between our values. What do we do when our values collide?...

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A Rest for the People of God

Rest requires effort. Rest is not passive. Rest is active and rewarding. And when our restless souls find their rest in God, we thrive....

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Work and Rest

From God’s initial creative work in the universe work and rest are intertwined....

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Taking stock of sabbath

The Lord provided non-condescending support, guidance, and structure in the Sabbath...

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No Longer Slaves

Slaves work day-in and day-out. They have no rest from their labors. But our heavenly Father wants to give us good, good rest....

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Rest as Imitation

Our reasons for rest reach back to the ground of creation and the dawn of time. ...

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Waiting for Goodness

In times of restlessness, the knowledge that the Lord is real and really loves us changes everything....

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Surprised by Trouble

Some of our restlessness is fueled by our surprise that troubles show up in our lives....

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One Thing I Ask

We are at our most realistic when we realize his realness and reallocate our attention accordingly....

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Light, Salvation, Stronghold

Fear can drive restlessness....

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A Community of Support

The same Lord who gives shelter and security and sleep also gives support to those who dream the dreams he so generously gives....

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The Lord gives sleep

Every night when you drift off to sleep, you have a powerful reminder that you are loved by God....

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The Lord and Giver of Rest

There’s almost always more work to do than can ever be done....

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The Lord and his Creation

The Lord’s will is not bound to ours as if he’s a marionette being pulled by the strings of our activity....

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God at work

If we think we’re in it all on our own or that our effort is the only effort that matters, when will we ever rest?...

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