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This week on Living Inspired I’m excited to welcome Matthew Sleeth, author of the inspiring book 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life (Tyndale House, 2012), and Kristin Schell, blogger at KristinSchell.com and one of the master minds behind the blog series 52 Sunday Suppers.
More about Matthew: Matthew Sleeth, MD, a former emergency room physician, treated a growing number of patients with physical symptoms from working too much, consuming too much, and having too little time to focus on their faith and families. Following a new calling, Dr. Sleeth resigned from his position as chief of the medical staff and director of a busy ER to teach, preach, and write about the biblical call for a 24/6 life. A highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Sleeth has spoken at more than 1,000 churches, campuses, and events in the last five years. Dr. Sleeth lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with Nancy, his wife of more than 30 years, and their two grown children.
More about 24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life: “Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.”Sounds nice, but how do we find rest in a 24/7 world? Just as the Hebrews were slaves in Egypt, we have become slaves to technology. Our technological tools allow 24-hour productivity and connectivity, give us more control, and subtlety enslave us to busyness itself. Sabbath is about restraint, about intentionally not doing everything all the time just because we can. Setting aside a day of rest helps us reconnect with our Creator and find the peace of God that passes all understanding. The Sabbath is about letting go of the controls one day a week and letting God be God. So how do we do it? In 24/6, Dr. Matthew Sleeth describes our symptoms, clarifies the signs, diagnoses the illness, and lays out a simple plan for living a healthier, more God-centered life in a digitally-dazed, always-on world. Sleeth shares how his own family was dramatically transformed when it adopted Sabbath practices and helps readers better understand how their own lives can be transformed – physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually – by adopting the 24/6 lifestyle.
“Matthew Sleeth has crafted a compelling invitation to consider and participate in Sabbath keeping, an invitation that is, in my experience, without peer.”
More about Kristin: My blogging journey began on a whim in 2005. Content from an evening meal I made, Husband suggested I keep an online journal of my recipes, a blog. The Schell Cafe began that evening via a blogger account.
We named the blog The Schell Cafe after the restaurant Husband’s grandfather owned in the early 1900s in Cooper, Texas.
I never knew Grandfather Schell, but he must have loved serving great meals and having folks gather ‘round his tables. His son William B. Schell, my late father-in-law, finished every meal in the same manner, “Well, I have dined sufficiently.” From this strong line of men my husband inherited an appreciation for a meal well served.
In my early days of blogging, with three young children and a fourth on the way, cooking and writing was a creative outlet that truthfully kept me sane. For brief periods during the day I would chop, sauté and weave words into stories about the meals I was preparing. I settled into blogging as neither chef nor writer, but more of a storytelling cook.
Seven years later, I’m still storytelling. And cooking. I also share other passions on these pages—my family, faith and fly-fishing.
Kristin lives in Austin, Texas with her Husband and four Littles. When she is not cooking, writing, or fly-fishing she is most likely carpooling.
More about 52 Sunday Suppers: Join Susie Davis and Kristin Schell as they share their current year-long journey to make their family meals more intentional. Come learn more about 52 Sunday Suppers and how you can be part of the mealtime revival.