Sunday, December 14, 2008

Pj's and Purple Robe Day

Yesterday was a great day. I stayed in my pj's and fuzzy purple robe the entire day and just spent time connecting with Jesus. No housework, errands, cooking- just down time & playing with Liliana, which is FUN. Chris brought home sandwiches and treats for a late lunch/early dinner and we ended the day watching Prince Caspian.

When I was in high school one of my older sisters challenged me to take seriously the thought of having a "sabbath" each week- a day off where I don't do anything but just rest and connect with God in a deeper way. I took her up on the challenge and set aside a day where I didn't do any homework, even if I had a test the next day, and made sure I was not scheduled at work. It became a habit that stuck with me into my adult years and it is one of my life lines. I'm actually kind of a sabbath nazi and will do whatever I can to guard this time. I know that it refreshes me and makes me able to give to others during the week; it is what keeps me from burning out.

I feel like this mini transformation takes place on that day. I can have a FULL week and by the end feel ready to just collapse. But I know my sabbath is there to meet me and after that day is over, I can take on the world again. It's one of those cool things God designed when He created us and I am so thankful for it.

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