Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Study guides

Thanks to all of you who commented or e-mailed me about your Sabbath practices. I especially appreciated hearing from readers who began to practice Sabbath keeping after reading my 2005 book, Breathe: Creating Space for God in a Hectic Life.
Many of you have asked about using Breathe for a group study. Groups across the country have enjoyed reading and discussing this book. To help you, I created a free downloadable study guide. The link is on the right side of this page, or you can click here to access it.
for those of you who are reading Oxygen together, I have a leader's guide for that on my website.
Thanks again to everyone who responded to my Sabbath stories question!


Alana said...

Keri, I am nearing the end of your book, Breathe, and I read a passage today that struck me and I just had to share it with you.

I have been on a journey in the past year in which I have been intentionally trying to slow down. I started praying about this process and making small steps in this direction, and like you, once I started in that direction I really felt as if God was pruning for me.

Obligations I thought I was "stuck" with or ones I didn't think I had the strength to let go of, just started going away. It was the strangest thing, and at first I was confused. But after contemplation, I realized that God was blessing my small steps in that direction by taking care of the big things for me. It was such a gift.

Keri Wyatt Kent said...

funny how when we open ourselves to the work of God, he actually steps in and begins to do it.
I want to commend you for not trying to cling to those things. Slowing down enabled you to notice what God was up to!
thanks for sharing!