October 30, 2006, 6:58 am
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I sat in a coffee shop this past Friday morning, waiting for an appointment.  I had a few minutes to kill, so I pulled out a book I’m reading for school.  I literally could not get through a sentence because of the chaos going on in my head.  I don’t know how many times I directed my eyes back to the same sentence.  Every time I tried, a different distraction, a different item on my task list, a different situation that I need to deal with jumped to my attention.  For a couple minutes there, I couldn’t even focus on my distractions because I would get distracted by other distractions.

I found myself just saying the words to myself, “I need a Sabbath.”

I don’t need to bore myself or you, dear reader, with the particulars of what’s going on.  I only know a handful of people who wouldn’t describe themselves as busy, so I won’t go complaining.  But I do need Sabbath.

The paradox, of course, is that in order to really engage Sabbath, I have to take all these overdue tasks and put them off even further.  I know one thing I don’t want, and that’s to wreck the concept and value of it by putting Sabbath on my task list.

There’s a lot of really good stuff going on – stuff I eagerly anticipate.  But, oh yes, it’s got me running.

So to those few of you who check in on me here for updates, I ask for a little grace for not having posted much of late.  I won’t say that I’ll try harder.  I’ll just say that Sabbath needs to take priority. 


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Comment by john chandler

Peace, rest and grace to you, my friend! Adele

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