FaithBiblical Reflections

Work Well to Rest Well

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Growing up, my folks instilled in me a respect for Sunday, the Lord’s day; though not as extreme as some of my friends at church. Our morning usually consisted of Sunday school, church, and then the same fried chicken and fried okra at the same restaurant, washed down by sweet tea and Ms. Missy’s pie....

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FaithBiblical Reflections

Rest: Making the Top Ten

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 “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God.”  — Deut. 5:12-14 (NLT) As a Fellow, rest is not something I come into contact with very often.  When...

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FaithBiblical Reflections

Ruth In, Syrians Out

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In and through the sheltering and kind presence of God, Ruth is given the grace to devote herself fully to work.  The scripture says, “So she came, and she has continued from early morning until now, except a short rest.”  I do not think this passage alone justifies stringent versions of the Protestant Work ethic. ...

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Missio on Gen. 13: Erleichda

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Erleichda. It translates as “Lighten up.” Of course, it’s actually a made-up word, from a fictional language, which only exists in the world of Tom Robbins’ Jitterbug Perfume. I’ve never read Jitterbug Perfume. But my mother had. And for some reason, that pretend word resounded with her. And for some reason, that pretend word came...

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