Saturday, October 15, 2011

31 Days: A Decision

This morning I woke up, gobbled down a quick breakfast, and went straight to my class at the Y (yay for being intentionally healthy). I then came home, showered, dressed, and left town for my future sister-in-law’s shower. I ate lunch in my car and wrapped the shower gift in the parking lot of the Walgreens where I stopped to get a gift bag. I went to the shower, ate dinner with my parents, drove back to Orlando, and visited my husband at work. Now I’m finally back home, after 11:00 PM, wondering where my weekend has gone. I’m sure you can relate.

My to do list is untouched and tomorrow we start a new missional small group. Everything within me screams “you don’t have time for rest.” In light of my previous post and my commitment to intentional living this month I believe I owe it to myself and to you to practice what I preach. Now I must choose tomorrow what truly must be done along with what is life giving to me and push everything else to Monday.

Amy shared a 31 Days post earlier this week on this very topic. She provides a very helpful free printable for prioritizing rest on your calendar. So are you with us? Will you commit to intentionally taking a Sabbath rest?


  1. Thank you so much for mentioning my printable, Joy. I have found it to be one of the best things for me and my family if I get a good amount of rest and relaxation time. It isn't just me who benefits. :) I'm loving your 31 days... I just tweeted it and posted on FB!