Slowing is the New Busy

by | Mar 15, 2014 | Sabbath, Weekend


Whether you’re living out of a suitcase, finding catnaps on a small square pillow pushed into an oval space or sleeping in until lunch underneath familiar blankets, may you find rest for your soul on Sabbath. Like Luke documenting the details for Theophilus in the book bearing his name, may you find certainty about the things God is teaching you during the other six days of the week.

There is a reason Luke doesn’t mention Monday through Friday but notes the Sabbath more than once. Could it be that day is supposed to be different, set apart?


Slowing could be the new busy if we choose to own it bravely. Join me for the revolution?

Happy Sabbath Friends!

Want to make rest a routine, not just something you fill in between the cracks of your busyness? Join the Sabbath Society. Find out more here. And join Sabbath-keepers in community with the hashtag #sabbathsociety on Twitter and Instagram and on our Pinterest board, Surrendering to Sabbath.

I’m writing for a series at The High Calling this week, Pencils Down, addressing The Secret to Increasing Your Capacity with the hope that in everything, from to-do lists to identity, we will be encouraged to make small advances toward stopping when it’s time to stop. Join me there?

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1 Comment

  1. raffi nalbandian

    great article Shelly ,loved it very true,will abide observing Sabbath more diligently,great thoughts of the day.

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