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  1. Diane,
    What a great post on keeping the Sabbath holy and tangible ways we can observe it. Thank you for “permission” to take a nap. I referred a Messianic Jewish friend of mine to your site. She is trying to talk to her traditionally Jewish family about Jesus and not making much headway. You do a beautiful job of blending your/our Old Testament heritage and the grace of the New Covenant!
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

    1. Thank you so much Bev!! I would love to chat with her. I have a couple of books I could recommend for her as well.

  2. Thank you for this window into Sabbath from a Messianic Jewish viewpoint! Discovering the end of Isaiah 58 years ago changed my view of the Sabbath. It talks about calling the day a delight and not doing our own pleasure that day. That’s when it first dawned on me that the Sabbath wasn’t just about a day of physical rest but it was a day for the Lord.

  3. When I read that you had 11 helpful thoughts, I smiled, but I see that each one is so true and so real. Eleven is a great number after all!

    1. Thank you Michele!! I had twelve but felt 11 was the better number and I blended the 12th in the text LOL

  4. oooh – convicted! I’m working on myself to set the Sabbath apart as holy. It’s a struggle for me. Thank you for the great tips (and recipe!).

    1. It IS a struggle. It is one I have to work on as well. Its not easy to put the phone down especially when you’re a blogger! Thank you my friend!!

  5. I really enjoyed this post devoted to the Sabbath! I feel it’s not mentioned with enough importance and you have explained it well. We do need to make that day different than the other 6 days of the week. People used to take more of a stand in telling their employer that Sunday was not an option for them to work but that has been put in the background now.

    1. Thank you April! Yes it used to be an important thing is society as well as in faith but that fell by the wayside as you said.

  6. Thanks for this. God convicted me recently of how bad I am at sabbathing. I needed to be reminded that my schedule needs an overhaul so I can do this in a God honoring way.

  7. I’m working harder this year to take a day of rest on Sundays, at least from a few things. Some Sundays have been easier than others so far, but I’m praying that with time I will settle into a routine. I want God to keep reminding me of what is most important. Thanks for your help here.

    1. Its tougher than one might expect! I know its hard for me to break a routine from 6 days and put the phone down and not do work. I am always so amazed at how tough it is for me to just rest! Thank you so much Lisa!

  8. I like to get outside, do something different, take a nap, spend time with family, and stay off electronics. You have some great ideas here. It does help to plan ahead and then have less to do.

    1. Yes preparation is key! We can easily fall into ‘doing’ when we dont prepare. Its the same with me and meal prepping. I can easily get into eating bad food if I dont have things prepared ahead of time to eat when I am in a hurry!

  9. I found your site via Grace & Truth, Diane. What a fascinating site you have. I enjoyed your honesty on your About Me page. The list in this post is excellent. These are great ways to honor our Savior. I have found taking a nap refreshes my mind and my spirit and enables me to write or record for the podcast something that glorifies Christ. Thanks again for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend. God bless.

  10. Wow! So much great info, Diane! I love the “taking a nap” point1 LOL Seriously though, I have so much respect for businesses who choose to close on Sunday allowing their employees to have that day of rest—like Hobby Lobby and Chick-fil-a.

    Pinned to a couple of boards.

    Thank you for linking up at InstaEncouragements!

    1. Thank you so much Patsy! Yes I agree…I miss the days when everything was closed on Sunday (makes me sing that new Kanye song Closed on Sunday LOL)

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