It has been a very full week. We have been working on some schoolwork. I have to strike while the iron's hot with my little one. We also went caroling with the church. Had a great visit with a friend. Got new windows and a storm door. And most importantly we are finishing up a wonderful Sabbath.
We celebrate our Sabbath on Friday. My husband is a pastor, he has to work on Sundays so we don't really get the luxury of taking Sunday as a lazy day. He also has a lot of meetings on Saturdays, because the church is made up of people that work Monday through Friday and we sometimes need Saturday to meet together to get the work of the church done. So, we have settled on Friday. Joel does not go into the office, we as a family tend to ignore the phone, and we try our best to ignore the internet, but that hasn't been happening as much lately, we ignore the television, and we pay attention to other things. We spend time being thankful for the gifts that God has given us. Though we aren't perfect in this pursuit, we do try. And that's what our Sabbath day is, an attempt to take an entire day and remember that God rested and we should rest, too.
And it is with this day of rest behind us that we enter into the weekend, looking forward to being with those that we work alongside.
How do you rest?