How to Practice Sabbath as a Mom


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This is our 5th and final episode on the Barrier of Busyness. Today we are talking about the importance of weekly rest: what Sabbath means and how to do it. If you are a mom, you DO actually get a day off. Let me show you how.

1. Sabbath means literally "Stop, rest." God introduced a rhythm of life when He worked for 6 days and rested on the 7th. It is one of the 10 commandments (Ex 20 and Deut 5). It's a gift. We are FREE to rest.

2. Suggestions for how to do this as a mom

  • Prepare.
  • Pick a day that works for you.
  • Stop working.
  • Rest your body.
  • Rest your mind.
  • Rest your soul.
  • Replenish your soul.
  • Practice.


Joby Martin from Church of Eleven22 teaches on Sabbath: How to Christmas -- Stop!

The Rest of God; Restoring Your Soul by Restoring the Sabbath, by Mark Buchannan.

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, by John Mark Comer

Here, Now, by Kate Merrick.

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John Mark Comer and Jefferson Bethke podcast: Fight Hustle, End Hurry. It’s only 10 episodes long, you can listen in a one-day binge.

If you missed any part of this series:

Perfection and People-Pleasing EP70-EP73

Comparison and Busyness EP90-EP96


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