Our pastor has spoken a lot on the importance of taking a sabbath, taking one day to do something different. That could be ignoring email for a day, not answering the phone for the day, going away for the day…something that is outside of your normal and using that time to do something else. Does it have to be spiritual? No. For example, this morning we actually intentionally took a sabbath from normal work stuff….all things AllyZabba, NeatoStuff, and DZ’s day job. Those work tasks were shelved for the day and we did other things. But the difference is that we did them as a family. DZ worked on his motorcycle, while the girls and I worked on the yard. We were all together and had a fun time talking, playing, helping each other as needed. While it was still work, it was different work, and it was actually relaxing. We accomplished things that needed done, while still being together, interacting with one another, enjoying time together. It seems so simple when I write it out, but it has been hard to put into practice.

I am such a task driven person that it is hard for me to put aside work that I know needs done. But if I sit down to do the one thing that “will only take a second”, it turns into two things, or three and 30 minutes later I am still working. So, for today we succeeded with taking our sabbath. I actually feel relaxed, more ready for the week ahead, and more prepared for our church service tonight. Maybe you can try to take a sabbath sometime and let me know how it goes.

2 thoughts on “Sabbath

  1. What a great reminder – as I am working on a Sunday afternoon! 🙂 We did take the day off yesterday which was very relaxing and refreshing. By the way, I LOVE the new look of the blog! Your hubby did a great job!

  2. My sabbath is wrapped up in the same thing every Sunday. Get up,drive 20 miles go to SS, then church, then come home eat lunch, make a meal for the pot luck after evening church and then get back in the car and drive to church for the evening service at 5pm and then have dinner with all the church people and drive back home.
    The Bible says that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabboth so it makes sense that a person needs some down time to be separated from the mundane, the tension of work things and routines.
    Hey…now that I’m retired…… am I in a long term Sabbath? Wahoo!!

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