The process of eating together reveals our humanness, pulling back the façade of our self-sufficiency. In the simplicity of asking someone to pass the butternut squash, we’re reminded we don’t just need food but each other. We cannot go it alone. ~Margaret Feinberg, Wonderstruck

 The table, it’s where it begins. We light the Shabbat candles and the veil falls over time. Exhale a trail of busyness, inhale His rest. We linger longer under the spell of conversation uncorked in the settling.

And while we feed our bellies, we become aware of our misplaced hunger. Where our appetites have gone awry among the slog of the schedule; failing to stay hungry for the eternal, overstuffed with today.

This weekend, may we feast on His goodness and enter His rest.

 Be still and know I am God. ~Psalm 46:10


Want to join the Surrendering to Sabbath Society? We’re a sisterhood of  52, encouraging one another to rest. It all started here.

Some inspiration from the sisterhood around the web this week and worth a click:

Heidi writes about The Practicality of a Sabbath Pause and she shares her challah recipe here.

Kristin lists some resources for A Mealtime Make-Over at the MOB Society. And don’t forget about 52 Sunday Suppers.

Margaret Feinberg shares Leif’s Almost-World-Famous Green Chile Chicken recipe on her blog this week, the one she writes about in Wonderstruck that makes me salivate.

Jane writes about how she sees Sunday a bit differently since joining the Sabbath Society.