Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Last video for the book "Sabbath." We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have!!!

consecration from angie smith on Vimeo.

We will be back soon with a very exciting update about Bloom :)

In the meantime, I would LOVE to hear anything you want to share about implementing something you learned from this book. I know it will inspire me and I'm sure it will bless others as well. I know one thing I have been more mindful of is the idea that "stuff" will never bring peace, and even as my mind says, "that will be the thing..." I am reminded of my mistaken image of the perfect life. Something else that really spoke to me was the idea that I often feel useless or lazy when I am having Sabbath time, because I believe we live in a time of go, go, go and it's hard for me to wrap my brain around the greater purpose of being a good steward of my time and allowing the Lord to restore me.

What I have found is that when I force myself to do this, I end up so blessed and truthfully, I get a lot more done because I am focused instead of all over the place. It's still a struggle for me to be as disciplined as I want to be, so I think I might just start the book over again until I do it :)

How about you?

Blessings and love to you all, and a very happy turkey day!

Angie and Jess

Monday, November 22, 2010

last video is coming soon!

well poor jess is feeling a little under the weather thanks to the saying its a girl!!!

i am in charge of the last video and had some unexpected things come up, so i will do my best to put it up tomorrow. if you haven't already seen it, the post following this one includes the video on wisdom.

i'll be back soon!

pray for jess' nausea!!!


Sunday, November 21, 2010


well, brilliant me...i posted the video to vimeo and forgot to link it over here.

oops! sorry :(

Untitled from angie smith on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Join us for the next chapters of Sabbath.

There's some great stuff in here and I can't wait to discuss it with you all. Please feel free to comment! We love when you do :)

Time and Happiness from angie smith on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A FREE Devotional

Happy Veteran's Day!

I find that devotionals can be just the inspiration I need to have a mini-quiet time/Sabbath moment.

Angie and I are excited to share this free Strength for Service devotional with you. Strength for Service is an ecumenical devotional specifically geared toward the military and those in the service of others. I have had the pleasure of working with Strength for Service for four years and have read and heard of countless lives being impacted by this book.

You can download Strength for Service to God and Country for FREE on Amazon until November 21.

While the book certainly has a service/military slant, this book really is inspirational for anyone.

Check it out. After all, it's free!

Peace be with you today.

Jess and Ang

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Here's the latest video!
Can't wait to hear your thoughts :)

Sabbath Rhythm from angie smith on Vimeo.

Much love,

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sabbath Introduction and Rest

so sorry about the delay, but here's the first video for "sabbath." hope you enjoy it and that you will jump in on the conversations with your own thoughts and experiences with the book so far. we are LOVING it...

make sure and leave your comments so we know if there's anything you want us to spend time on in the next post. we appreciate you all so much and most of you should have gotten your free books...if not, in the next few days :)

so let's jump in!!!!

Untitled from angie smith on Vimeo.

Here are Wayne Muller's Practice recommendations from Rest:

* Set aside some time to light a candle and say a prayer for yourself or someone you love. (pg 22)
* Choose at least one heavily used appliance or device - the television, phone, computer - and let them rest for a Sabbath period. Surrender to the quality time where that device will not disturb and notice how you respond in its absence. (pg 27)
* Prepare a Sabbath meal (pg 33)
* Choose one common act during your day to serve as a Sabbath pause. (pg 39)
* Bless strangers quietly, secretly ("guerrilla compassion") (pg 47)
* Choose a period of time or an activity - such as a walk or hike, alone or with someone you love - when you refrain from speech. (pg 55)
* Make a Sabbath box. (pg 60)

Ang and Jess