Welcome to the Sabbath Society, a group of hundreds declaring “I’m all in” when it comes to implementing a rhythm of rest into each week.

What do you need to do to join? Type your email address in the subscribe link below and the rest is completely up to you.

Every other Friday morning, a quiet email slips into your inbox with encouragement, ideas, recipes, resources and timely responses from our community; an ongoing conversation with the goal of helping you stay on the path toward finding a routine of rest. You may reply to the email or choose not to, that’s really up to you. My hope is that we will encourage one other through our own successes and failures as we navigate toward Sabbath-keeping each week.

For those on Facebook, find me throughout the week at Shelly Miller, Writer  and the community with the hashtag #sabbathsociety on TwitterInstagram and our Pinterest board, Surrendering to Sabbath.

We’re not doing this to achieve perfection or sainthood, just linking arms knowing that what we gain in the observance results in transformation as we focus on Peace. And that is the goal of this pilgrimage of faith, right?

Want to make rest a routine, not just something you fill in between the cracks of your busyness? Subscribe to the weekly email here:

It all started here with this post: Why I Decided to Stop and I’m Asking You to Join Me and Wonderstruck by Margaret Feinberg. You can read her guest post: The Pause Awakens to God here. For further inspiration, read The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan, and his guest post, Don’t Just Do Something here. Also, Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren Winner is a favorite.

With rest, I noticed God-moments I might have missed before. My prayers grew clearer. Studying the Scripture became more meaningful. When life was rushed, I felt like I was reading a cookbook backward – nothing connected or made sense. Now I felt more attuned to God’s voice in the Bible.

Sometimes you have to slow to a stop and reset before you can experience divine presence. My hunger to know God increased as I learned to develop a healthy rhythm in life and rediscovered the wonder of rest. ~Margaret Feinberg, Wonderstruck, Chapter 4-A Sanctuary in Time