Mission Statement

Cyber Sabbath's goal is to begin to mend the division between Christ and the world (society) that Church has created through reflections, sermons and devotionals

Cyber Sabbath is a place for the stifled Christian voice to be heard. Media gives way to much time to the extremist - over looking the theologically educated and/or the moderates in favor of what sells their view point. Here, politics aside, a pastor reflects on God's voice in every day life.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring has Come

A quiet muted "woof" a wakes me this morning, not my usual wake up call to the screams of a hungry child and the patter of a toddler's feet as she scrambles out of bed. This morning it is the 4.95 pound Chihuahua that is waking me up proclaiming with her face only a few hairs from mine that it is potty time.  She beats me down the stairs and to the door, as she scrambles her feet slide out and across the hardwood floors - she is on a mission this morning for she KNOWS it is spring. 

Every year we go through "spring fever" when the snow is melted and the warm weather is approaching Roxie loves to spend hours outside, freezing herself but sniffing every bit of the newness.  She takes in every bit of sunshine and soaks up all the warmth that the new season is bringing.

And I can't help but get the spring fever with her.  Her enthusiasm for what is to come helps us all break out of our winter hibernation and unfold into the spring. And this is what happen with the early disciples - this is what happens with our faith - our spirituality.  In order to share and spread we have to be enthusiastic...willing to share but more importantly willing to break out of our hibernation and holding back.  We must break out of our shells in order to share our spirit with those around us - in order to share our message, our story and our God.

Easter / Resurrection and Spring bring with it a newness - a new opportunity for us to share and spread the good news, don't let this go to waste but instead let us soak in the amazing grace that God is offering and spread this message to all we meet. :)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

"WAIT"

Scrambling into the car as we dodged large pellets of ice snow coming from the sky has a whole new level of difficulty when children are added to the picture and all that goes with them - strollers, diaper bags, dolls... And yet the hardest thing to bias is the urge to open and look at all the new "stuff" in the bag from the store.

One of the true virtues in life is patience.  A truly patient person is hard to find and often harder to get a long with. For most of us we would like that easy button that we could press and proclaim "that was easy!" or at the very least scissors handy for when our two-year-old can't wait to put their new shoes on and so an empty box must be brought up to the cash registrar while you hope you aren't acting guilty or that no one is going to accuse you of stealing.

Patience is what I am trying to teach my two-year-old.  If I had a quarter for every time I said "wait" while I waved my hand with the sign language for "wait" I think I could probably pay for all if not most of her first year of college!  And so I have come to learn that teaching her about "wait" is really a lesson to my self about patience and love. 

And as I am praying to God for clarity and vision - where should I go from here? I can't help but feel the eternal voice of "wait" "be patient and all will be revealed!"

Yes in time "all will be revealed" one day we will know the whole of it - know the reasons for why we are here and be able to ask those important questions, until then we have to wait - trust and be patient.