By Keri Wyatt Kent

ISBN-10: 0310285976

ISBN-13: 9780310285977

Keri Wyatt Kent invitations readers to rediscover the traditional perform of Sabbath during this useful and available e-book. Kent's reviews as a retreat chief and a journalist collide as she deals actual, interview-based tales besides scripturally dependent recommendation and suggestions on how you can stay in a rhythm of labor and relaxation she calls 'Sabbath simplicity.' in line with what Jesus taught approximately Sabbath and the way he practiced it, Kent explores six elements of Sabbath as Christian religious perform: resting, reconnecting, revising, pausing, enjoying, and praying. those are the antidote to our restlessness, isolation, and our moved quickly lives, workaholism, and self-absorption. residing a nonlegalistic, sanely paced, God-focused existence leads us to freedom and charm, pleasure and connection. a gaggle learn advisor is incorporated, making this booklet a very good selection for small teams.

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I think he figured this would dissuade me. Nope. ” Great. We already belonged to a health club where I had dabbled in yoga and aerobics classes and played around on the Nautilus machines. You know, sort of girly-girl exercises. But Scot led me to the back of the gym, where the free weights were kept. Large-armed men and intimidating women with sweat-stained leather belts around their waists grunted in front of a mirror as they threw huge iron weights around. We were definitely not in the Jane Fonda workout room anymore.

This a release from our restlessness 43 light will cue the body to produce cortisol, serotonin, and other hormones and neurotransmitters that get a person awake and going and cause blood pressure to increase and body temperature to rise. At sunset, the body receives another of nature’s cues and responds to dusk and ultimately the night’s darkness. ”5 When it is light out, we are awake. When it gets dark, the systems God created in our bodies, circadian rhythms, slow us down. The problem is we don’t stop when the sun goes down.

Here’s what one of Loehr’s colleagues writes about the study: “To his growing frustration, he [Loehr] could detect almost no significant differences in their competitive habits during points [in a tennis match]. It was only when he began to notice what they did between points that he suddenly saw a difference. While most of them were not aware of it, the best players had each built almost exactly the same set of routines between points. . ”3 Top performers, Loehr discovered, know when to work hard and when to rest.

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