Rest for the Week

11:43 AM

What a week. There were so many times throughout that I thought about sitting down and writing blog posts, but time slipped away, people needed me, and so I didn’t get to a lot of things, but it has been a good week.

By contrast, the next week looks too short for the amount of work that is in it. Editing deadlines, a weekend writers retreat, and the normal to-do list seems pretty overwhelming. However, as my Mom reminded me this morning, God has given me enough hours in this day to accomplish everything He wanted me to. I need to focus on the things that God is calling me to do, not the things that feel like the most important.

On Saturday of last week, our family had a wonderful fellowship at our house. I didn’t take any pictures, but I was blessed to hang out with some people from our church, members of my siblings Frisbee group, and friends that had traveled two hours to be with us.

Sunday-Tuesday, Mom and I took a trip to New Braunfels, Texas. It was some much needed down time for both of us. We both came away feeling rested and peaceful. It was a time of sweet fellowship.

Work consumed a lot of my time last week. I not only had the privilege of continuing my job as a home-health aide, but I was also able to help out with the books at the thrift store that I worked at earlier this year. Again, I didn’t get pictures of either of these things, but I was blessed to do them.

The big news of the week? Well, I now have covers for the next two Kate’s Case Files books (see a cover reveal coming on May first), and I was given an opportunity to get Kindle Unlimited for only $1.99 for three months. I’m so excited about reading so many books that have been on my to-read list for a long time. I’ve already read two short stories by K.M. Weiland and Monster by Mirriam Neal (more about that on Wednesday).

This Sunday was my day of rest. I was reminded of the importance of taking a day of rest every week, stopping all work, and giving our minds and hearts a break. I was reminded because I almost felt like I should work. However, when I nearly broke down crying simply because all the effect of a weeks’ worth of emotion slammed into me, I was reminded why we take that day of rest.  We need to stop, to take time to be still so that we can hear God, our hearts rest, and we are better prepared to face the week ahead.

How has your week been?

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  1. Yes! A day of rest is important! I try to shove all thoughts of work that needs done, projects, deadlines, and that sort of thing, aside on Sundays.

    Oh, I can't wait to see the covers!!!!!!! :D