Welcome to the Sabbath Society, a group of hundreds declaring “I’m all in” when it comes to making rest realistic in our busy world.
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30, MSG
Founded in 2013, the Sabbath Society began as a personal pursuit with an invitation extended to readers here to join in. I expected a handful of sojourners on the pilgrimage toward rest and was quickly sobered by numbers of kindred friends who find unforced rhythms of grace appealing yet elusive.
I initiated the Sabbath Society because I was tired but not in the way you might assume. I was tired of being lonely and isolated; tired of living with continual unrest in my soul. And then I wrote a book about finding the heart of God’s intention in Sabbath. Rhythms of Rest reveals real life stories from those in the Sabbath Society who are in the trenches, persevering toward rest despite regular obstacles and interruptions.
Every Friday morning, I send you a letter that quietly slips into your inbox. Each letter is written with a healthy dose of empathy and encouragement. Included are helpful ideas that make rest doable – recipes that allow you to rest, resources from around the web, and responses from peeps in the community.
The Sabbath Society was formed to help you stay on the path toward finding a rhythm of rest because let’s face it, we are prone to give up when circumstances are difficult.
Joining the community is not about achieving sainthood or perfecting rules. We are here to link arms in support knowing that a peaceful heart is a priceless gift not to be taken for granted.
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