Rest: Sochi and the Cadillac Lie

Have you seen this ad that Cadillac has been running during the Sochi Olympics? 


 Don't believe the lie. Here is a summary of a biblical view of rest: 

A few more stats….

  • Men who take annual vacations decrease their rates of heart attack by 30%, but for women the rate of decrease is more significant at 50%.
  • Most bodies need seven or eight hours of sleep. (Americans average less than six.)

Stuff will never satisfy.

It's not just "the world" that feeds the lie. Many churches foster a culture that says, “Busyness is next to godliness,” but God designed us to need rest.

Ruth Haley Barton rightly observes, “There is an energy that comes from being rested that is different from the energy that comes from being driven.”  

Are you exercising the faith necessary to rest? 


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Sandra Glahn, who holds a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) and a PhD in The Humanities—Aesthetic Studies from the University of Texas/Dallas, is a professor at DTS. This creator of the Coffee Cup Bible Series (AMG) based on the NET Bible is the author or coauthor of more than twenty books. She's the wife of one husband, mother of one daughter, and owner of two cats. Chocolate and travel make her smile. You can follow her on Twitter @sandraglahn ; on FB /Aspire2 ; and find her at her web site: aspire2.com.


  • S Smith

    Amusing Ourselves to Death

    Thanks Sandi. Reminds me of Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death. We get so caught up in spectacle and stuff that we forget to think, rest, or meditate. It literally kills us. Thanks for shedding light on this area and not letting the culture dictate the terms.

  • Sandra Glahn


    Someone on twitter said about this ad, "When the dad high-fives his kids, you've just seen the total amount of time he spend with them that week." 

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