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Resting – Part 8

I’m coming to the conclusion of month one of Sabbatical, the month where I have has sought to bring my life to a screeching halt, to be still and know that He is God. So this week, by Friday, I will be concluding this series as well.

The rest has been good. I’ve even had people come up to me and say that I look very rested. I’m glad that it shows. As I start to move into month two of my sabbatical, I will focus more on reflecting. I talk about my month of reflecting on this post. The month of rest seemed to fly by. It takes a while just to pull out of everything, slow down and try and be silent and still. Hawaii definitely helped that. And continually reading about the importance of Sabbath rest was helpful as well.

Today I have few more pictures from Hawaii and another quote from Wayne Muller’s book Sabbath: Find Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives. So enjoy, and may they inspire you to rest. To practice Sabbath.

Kalalau Lookout in Kauai, Hawaii

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu on the Island of Oahu

Some cool trees at Waikiki Beach in Honlulu

“Sabbath is an incubator for wisdom.  When we allow the rush and pressure of our days to fall away, even for a short period of time, we are more able to discern the essential truth of what lies before us. Jesus said, ‘If the eye is simple and clear, the body will be full of light;’ and ‘those that have ears, let them hear.’  Through meditation, prayer, and stillness, we refine our vision, we sharpen our hearing.” p. 165

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