September 13th, 2015 Rest and Events

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A belated Happy Sabbath, Shabbat Shalom and Happy weekend world. 🙂

Well, I didn’t blog yesterday. Yesterday, for me, was a Shabbat. Shabbat is a day of rest and restoration from my Creator and a time to connect with Him. There was a lot of activity around me yesterday, none the less, I rested, most of the time. As a mom, doing nothing, physically, is never an option. I have children and a husband and their needs don’t go away one day a week. I think I would have to check into a hotel by myself to accomplish that! My husband and children have made more of an effort to be less demanding, and do more for themselves, but facts are facts, as a caregiver, complete physical rest is hard to come by. Something always demands my attention.

Rest, thankfully, is a much deeper concept than just physical work. It involves more than just not being physically active. Rest can be involved in everything we “do”. Rest is an attitude or countenance. It is trust and surrender. It doesn’t involve struggle, agitation or strife. It doesn’t involve expectation. It’s just “being”. Yesterday, I was unusually busy for a Shabbat, none the less, I found moments of shalom, peace or wholeness, even in the activity. I found moments to sit quietly in His presence. It was good. 🙂

It is funny how much “work” we can make for ourselves trying to “rest” when it involves just…..being…….still.

Good news, I lost .5 lbs this morning. 🙂 It is funny, I have been working out like crazy all week. I am walking around like an old lady my quads are so sore from squats I did this week! The scale wasn’t moving. :/ Then yesterday I did no exercise, I rested, and I lose weight. Go figure, LOL. 🙂

Today I am going to take George for a walk and then my kitchen cabinets need some attention.

Cheers!

April 🙂

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