Keeping the Sabbath Saved My Marriage, My Ministry, and Probably My Life

by A.J. Swoboda (Blessed Earth Pacific Northwest Director) Nearly 10 years ago, as a college pastor at the University of Oregon, I toiled nearly 80 hours a week doing the “work of the Lord.” No boundaries. No rhythms. No intention. No rest. Every crisis was my crisis. Every complaint was my problem. Everything and everyone came to me. The long… Continue reading Keeping the Sabbath Saved My Marriage, My Ministry, and Probably My Life

Rest in Your Shepherd’s Care

  This sermon by Sean Cordell, pastor of Treasuring Christ Church in Raleigh, NC, highlights the significance of coming to Jesus Christ for rest.              

Lent: A Time for Meaning-Making and Remembering Who We Are

  As the Church moves toward the season of Lent, Margaret Kornfield offers us the following reflection in Cultivating Wholeness. Kornfield’s message of meaning-making and remembering who we are especially resonates with us as we live into Lent:   “It is through religious celebration of the liturgical year that most of us stay connected to the… Continue reading Lent: A Time for Meaning-Making and Remembering Who We Are