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Embarking Blog

...on the journey towards restoration of all things

Been awhile


Well, it's been quite awhile. I've been adrift in a sea of craziness - settling into my new job, settling into a new house, being a part of a large conference for high schoolers, working on an infrastructure for small groups, being sick, raising kids, and other stuff. I hate being this busy. Really, I hate it. I love it, but I hate it. Today I preached about Sabbath rest, and that was good, but hard. It's so hard to find rest in the midst of the craziness of life. For me, there was a breakthrough in the understanding of Sabbath. Normally, I've thought of it as a time we had to take to help us to be more productive. The more I think about it and look at Scripture, the more I realize that Sabbath is really about reprioritizing around the priorities of God, rediscovering our purpose given by God, and reorienting our perspective around God's. It's an ongoing challenge, and when we don't take time away or apart with God to hear from him, we set our own priorities, purpose, and get a narrow perspective. I'll try to post a bit more. This is a good time away for me to get some thoughts down and out of my head.

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