I was somewhat surprised to see the “Sabbath” post get such a positive feedback and further inquires like “what is your Sabbath like?” or ” Isn’t there WORK to do on the homestead?”
Sabbath (which for us is Saturday) is not “puritanical” in our household it’s about enjoying life, family and friends.
So to address the question “What is your Sabbath like?” Living and working at home sometimes the boundaries get a bit blurry and to us Sabbath is about refraining from commerce or hard WORK and not just work itself. Yes, the chickens do need to be fed and one does need to eat so produce is picked from the garden. Is that “work?” Hardly! That’s life! I love to cook, so make a special breakfast and dinner which everyone looks forward to. I might choose to pick up my knitting, practice the guitar, call a longtime friend, watch a movie with Sis, take a walk, “go out” to a party or friends or have them over.
I do so look forward to the weekly day of rest, it’s a time for my body and mind to heal the hectic work week.
Sabbath is a celebration of a meaningful life and giving thanks for all the blessings this life provides us daily.
What is your day of rest like?