Wash Your Face, Brush Your Teeth, and Take a Sabbath!
Drop that manuscript! Put down the lesson plans! Shut your laptop, and walk away! This is a friendly reminder from your fellow author, mother and homeschooler to take a Sabbath! From this point on you have six days to prepare for it, so finish those projects! Wrap up the laundry! Complete that chapter you want finished by the weekend! Get your lesson plans done so you’re not up until midnight on Sunday trying to understand how in the world you are going to teach mitosis to a first grader! Oh, you have to work on Sunday . . . I totally get it . . . so take Saturday! You work then too? Take Friday (you get the picture!) Set a day aside to worship and rest. Work six, rest one, it’s a pretty easy formula. Make this day look and feel different than all of the rest. Be with your family and not your cell phone. Turn off your electronics, take a hike, read a book – for fun, and be thankful for the ONE who gave you this day! Keep it holy, not uncomfortable and stress filled (you might as well be working). You won’t regret it, and as a result, you will be rested and ready to face the next six days with more energy and creativity than if you hadn’t taken a break. Have a great week!
Exodus 20: 8“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9“Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.