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what my social media sabbatical taught me this summer

Sabbath is part of the creation story, what God did on the seventh day not because He needed rest but to model a behavior of rest to us, His chosen and loved people. While my sabbatical has been an extended break over the summer, my hope is to continue this action of pressing pause once a week as my family transitions out of summer and into our fall schedule. Even though my sabbatical has come to an end, I look forward to receiving the gift of Sabbath in the weeks ahead.

Read more in today’s post about what my sabbatical taught me this summer and how you can take a sabbath break too.

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why I'm taking a summer sabbatical from social media

This summer, I’m going off-line and taking a sabbatical from social media.

A sabbatical is a short term break that can produce long term results. A sabbatical is another form of practicing the Sabbath, which is typically a day of rest. People will often take sabbaticals from their professional careers for a month or up to a year so they can travel, study, or write. Our souls need sabbaticals so that we can live life in the Spirit. To live in the Spirit, we have to rest in the Spirit.

Read more in today’s post about why I’m choosing to take a sabbatical from social media this summer. Hey, you might just want to take one too!

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how to enter into the land of the living

It's easy to set goals to "live life to the fullest" but how does that look day to day, exactly? We can't escape into the wilderness from our work. Schedules are necessary. Planning and preparation are key to progressing in what we've set out to do for the day. Since birth, humans have thrived on rhythm and routine. We are people who work - we work at our jobs or at school, we manage our homes and nurture our children, we work out our bodies and we work at making our relationships count.  As I've become aware of the necessity and beauty of work, I'm starting to understand that living life to the fullest is about carving space into our schedules so our day is not quite so full. We need space to breathe, space to notice, space to listen to our bodies, our hearts, and our people. These moments might only be for five minutes but they are five minutes that we can't afford ourselves to miss. 

Read more in today's post about how to enter into the land of the living. 

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