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6 Ways to Make Sabbath a Reality for Ministry Leaders

Finding the middle place in the dim room between round tables draped in white, I push high heels into the carpet under a ceiling of twinkle lights and speak to women seated around china tea cups and glass plates of…

Like Dough, We Won't Rise Without Rest

Consider the common dinner roll. The pivotal time in the life of a roll is the rising, when it is left alone, under a cloth, in a warm place away from drafts. The dough inhales while it rests, emerging from…

Cultivating play and rest {book club}

How lovely that this week coincides with Sabbath – I would like for you to think the Velvet Ashes team is so with it, we planned this. But the truth is God really wants us to get the theme of…

Not a Myth After All

I remember hearing of the narwhal for the first time in college. A roommate claimed it was her favorite animal. Another friend teased that to play the game we had to choose a real animal. My roommate stood by her…

The Grove - Sacrifice

My Chinese friend had just arrived back in China after her first trip to America, her first experience in a Western country.  She came to my home for a visit, as she had done many times before.  But there was…

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