Learning Sabbath:

An Interview with

MaryAnn McKibben Dana

December 30th, 2012


Our guest, MaryAnn McKibben Dana, is a mother, a spouse, a writer and a very busy pastor.  Like many of us, she found herself, and her family, constantly on the go.  Then one day she wondered, What would it be like to stop, just for a little while?

Thus Dana and her family began a year-long experiment with keeping the Sabbath.  Little by little, they worked to find time each week to be still and to rest.  It wasn't easy.  In the process, however, they learned a great deal about themselves, and about trusting in the providence of God.

Dana recounts her year in the book Sabbath in the Suburbs: A Family's Experiment with Holy Time (find out more about the book here).  Dana is the pastor of Idylwood Presbyterian Church in Falls Church, Virginia, and she blogs regularly at The Blue Room Blog.


Also on the show:

Host David Dault reflects on our successful first season, and gives an overview of what to expect in 2013.  Thank you all for listening, and we will see you in March!