Author: E.Stevens

Where is meaning found?

In Western societies it is becoming more and more commonplace in education, religion and general society to encourage people to find their own meaning....

So…how do I “do Sabbath?” (Part B)

Here are some practical ideas for how to plan Sabbath, practice Sabbath, and protect Sabbath.  These are only ideas. I invite you to add you own and adapt what is here to fit with your particular situation....

We Didn’t Go To Church…

This why community and fellowship are so important.  Occasionally we choose to miss a Sunday morning gathering in order to worship and serve in other ways, but even in doing this, we realize how much we need the encouragement and companionship ship of our fellow sojourners....

So…how do I “do Sabbath?” (Part A)

people who figure out the secret of Sabbath will soon find that they live all seven days of the week differently than they once did.  The love of God and neighbor will begin to seep into new nooks and crannies of their lives and begin impact parts of their...

Sabbath as Neighborliness

We have permission to take time and energy from our days to love God; a part of which means taking the gift of Sabbath as our own and using it according to its intended purpose.  Not only that, but we also have permission to show kindness, to treat people...

Sabbath as Ceasing

I still find "Sabbath-ing" difficult sometimes.  The pull in other directions is just so strong!  But when I do--and when I do so consistently from week to week--I am strengthened, blessed, and so thankful for this gift....

Sabbath as Discipleship

The gift of Sabbath may be the most difficult and urgent need in our contemporary society.  It allows us the opportunity to live in an alternative world not defined by our workplace production and accomplishments and not measured by doing enough to keep pace with the Jones’. ...

Shame

Job 11:13-18 – “Yet if you devote your heart to him and stretch out your hands to him, if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent, then you will lift up your face without shame; you will...

Good-bye, Crusaders…

If we are to engage the world around us in meaningful and transformational ways, it's on us to remove any obstacles, stumbling blocks, and hindrances. We are to be the light carriers and hope bearers; peacemakers and lovers of God and neighbor. ...

End of first quarter!!!

After working hard, doing homework, adjusting to a new school with new routines and new friends, playing soccer, and taking mid-semester tests, both G and E have finished their first quarter.  We are proud of them both for their hard work....