After two blog posts on rest and three months of practicing it, I want to share one little insight.
~ Rest is not passive.
In fact, I have had less time to blog during this season of rest but it’s because I’ve selectively chosen what to do with my time. In brief:
I said no to these things:
- teaching outside of our home;
- blogging regularly;
I said yes to these things:
- HelloMornings (I really need to tell you about that!)
- running every weekday morning;
- 10,000 steps or more per day (I’m going on 10 weeks without missing a day);
- homeschooling (we’re just starting week 14 of the 2015-2016 school year!)
- Spanish (I have a 104 day streak on DuoLingo)
- deliberately spending time with friends;
- dating my husband;
- one-on-one time with each son;
- reading about how to teach my sons about purity and to be gentlemen (I’m reading “The Talks” by Barrett and Jenifer Johnson)
- listening to dozens of podcasts a week, filling my mind and my soul;
I have had less “free” time during this season of rest than I had during our previous seasons of work and yet, somehow, I feel rested, rejuvenated, and very excited about starting our new season of work!
PWOC starts next week, as does Community Connections. I simply can’t wait to dig back into those ministries.
Soccer has already started and I am seeing the passion for the sport grow in my kids’ eyes. They have missed it so much this summer
Matt has been called to a new level of leadership at our chapel and we are both excited (and humbled) by the responsibility, and my prayers for him have increased as a result.
Our season of rest is coming to a close and I can honestly say that I am energized and excited for this season.