As a preface to this, some of you may know already that I am a descendant of Quakers and then in some years later a group who branched off and became the "No Name" church or they are known as "The Truth" or "The Way" (I keep to Quaker beliefs.)
Some of the traditions I grew up with are directly attributed to the Quaker background and some are from the second groups revision.
I was wondering if anyone else abides by any certain guidelines, whether led by belief or by keeping tradition, which both I think are fine.
While I personally believe that I am to be keeping the sabbath everyday spiritually, there are a few traditional things I keep to, just to keep it a day of rest.
The first is to do no work on the sabbath which means for me that the sabbath meal is prepared the night before. (I usually crock pot.)
Second is to rest and to rejuvenate.
Reading spiritually uplifting items.
If there is a television it is kept off as not to intrude on that day of rest from the noisy world.
There is no travel except to meeting or to meet with friends.
The day is sometimes used to fellowship with friends and share the afternoon meal after meeting if that is possible.
I am looking forward to the comments on this discussion and what your past or present experiences have been!
Peace to all,