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I love snow days!

There is something reclaimed on snow days, something that has slipped away from our grasp without our realizing it, and for just an instant when the watches and warnings start to file in from Environment Canada, about which we are reminded. I will religious words to describe what it is that we’ve lost: Sabbath, festival, congregation. Continue reading

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The glory of ‘off’.

What do you do on your day off? What tasks and demands to do you have waiting for you? Does your to-do list seem to be an endless source of activity, but also distraction. What would happen if we truly understood the meaning behind that blessed three-letter word “Off”? Continue reading

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I told you never to call me here

“Are you answering work email?” I was. It was about 9:30, and my wife, son and I had just returned home from evening prayer. It been out the door shortly after 5am to prepare for a 7:30 meeting, and a day filled with the usual mix of church and communications. And she called me on it. Continue reading

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And in the Seventh Week of Class, God Rested

Yet, I would argue, we are just as finite and human as we ever have been and these increased demands on our time and energy make it all the more important for us to schedule Sabbath into our week. The increased pressure on university students resulted in the establishment of an institutional reading week for just this reason. Continue reading

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Best Laid Plans

A change of plans isn’t necessarily a bad thing, just a different thing – a different way to see and follow the light of Christ revealed into this dark world. Continue reading

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Searching for Sabbath

Is Sabbath observance merely about the demand to go to church? If church attendance is part of our regular life, are we actually entering into the state of spiritual rest if we are simply doing that which we always do? Continue reading

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The Day Off

“When IS your day off?” Making time for sabbath is an essential part of our lives. Continue reading

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Work and Worship

Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. (Exodus 20:8)
It can be hard to work and worship at the same place – the lines between staff member or volunteer and church community membership are easily blurred. In this post I talk about how I’ve tried to balance the two and ask what do you do to balance work and worship? Continue reading

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