The Ideology of Working Hard Revisited: Saying No

Rest is a radical act. Putting down the plow (or the computer) and refusing to toil any longer is downright revolutionary. Honoring the sabbath, particularly when everyone else around you disregards it, is political and institutional warfare. Placing boundaries around one’s work and time is so jarring to societal norms because we live in a …

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Du Bois, Martha and Mary: The Message of Work We Perpetuate

Lately, well at least the last few days, I have been meditating on the concept of rest and play. Lord knows that I work too hard, every day, all day, and hardly leave enough room for the two in my life. As I spent time in my Word just this week, I mediated on Jesus’ …

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