Losing Sabbath


Our first three-day holiday weekend living in Switzerland was the worst. We sat around eating bowls of dry cereal that tasted like sawdust, while the kids cast mournful glances at the refrigerator and my husband gave helpful suggestions such as “Maybe you should stock up on food in advance. You know, plan for the weekend?” After resisting the urge to throw his bowl of dry cereal in the trash, I promised through gritted teeth that I would try to remember.

One month prior to the dry cereal incident, our family moved to Switzerland from the United States….

Join me to read the rest of the story on Sabbath at The High Calling today. While you’re there, have a look around. They do great, God-honoring work.


  • MaryAnn McKibben Dana

    Found this blog via The High Calling… as someone who’s been writing about Sabbath for several years, I’m so glad I did! How interesting to get the Swiss perspective. Ironic that “secular” Europe often does Sabbath better than our supposedly religious nation does.

    • I’m so glad you stopped by, MaryAnn. Living in Switzerland was an education, that’s certain!

  • Leah

    An imposed Sabbath rest from an overall less religious country, very interesting. It is hard to go to faithfully go to church, and to then honor rest the remaining of the day is even more difficult. The Sundays that we do however, is always so rewarding. God always knows what He is talking about it, doesn’t He?

  • Elizabeth

    Amen for rest. God is good. It’s especially important to model it for our teenage children who get swept up into the constant “doing” of our culture. They really need the time to decompress and recharge, not to mention time to gain a healthier perspective on life. I admit I’m not the best model of it, though. It’s been fun and challenging to have 2 teens in the house now. I explain a little in our christmas card. I’m sending them out now and need your current address. Please send soon. I miss you, sister. 🙂