Welcome to the Cafe…

sab-bath /ˈsabəTH/noun;  a day of rest.

Hi there, thanks for stopping by.  I started writing as a way to process my spiritual journey.  During that time, I was drawn to the idea of rest.  That’s when the title, “Sabbath Cafe,” came to me.  As sabbath is meant to be a time for rest and restoration, I hope this blog will bring peace and vitality to all who visit.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the view.

Your spiritual barista,
Michele

Embracing Solitude – the art of being alone

I started thinking about this topic during the holiday season. The holidays are all about folks gathering and celebrating together. Ironically, I think that’s why it can make people more aware of being alone. In this social media age, “being alone” gets a bad reputation. I see many books and conferences about how to develop and find community, but not many books that explore the other side of reality – of being alone. Being alone and feeling alone are different. One can be physically alone, and still feel content. On the other hand, even when surrounded by family and friends, one can still feel isolated and disconnected.

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Podcast #106 My Experience in Replacing Anxiety with Peace

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I started a simple 10 day program last year on learning to rest in God. A year later, I’m still working through the lessons. 😀 Decided to share some of my experiences here in podcast 6. Enjoy!

I’ve put together a simple Peace meditation scripture worksheet. You can download here: Peace meditation worksheet.

If you’re curious about the free “Rest Immersion” program I joined, you can visit here: “The Life-Changing Power of Rest: A 12 Day Immersion” by Brilliant TV*.

*Please note that I’m not affiliated with nor sponsored by Brilliant TV. My opinions are my own; for information purposes only. Please visit Brilliant TV with discretion. Thank you!

Podcast #105 How my anxiety affected my perspectives

logo-filtered-rnd-corners 1400x1400The title sounds really serious… but this podcast is really just about my latest silly, *facepalm* / “Homer Simpson” moment… I promise, it’ll make you feel much better about your day. 😉

Processing Through Regrets

What I find challenging about the feeling of regret is that I can’t change the past. What is done is done. I don’t know about you, but I have a bad habit of repeating these memories in my mind. Every time I remembered the situation, it stirred up the feelings of shame and disappointment. Recently, I’ve been learning a new way to respond to these feelings of regret. And it’s very simple – let go of the past and move forward. 🙂 Yep. It’s that simple… but simple doesn’t mean it’s easy. When a friend first said that to me, it was really hard for me to receive. The feeling of regret is usually accompanied by guilt, and I could not let go of the guilt for some reason.

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Podcast #104 Working through creative blocks

logo-filtered-rnd-corners 1400x1400I’ve been pretty quiet on my blog these last few months. I blame it on taxes, birthdays and just life in general.  On top of that, I was stuck in a creative “quick sand.”  Here’s what I learned from working through my creative blocks.