Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday melts into Sabbath

The approach of Friday is good news for people all over the world. It means the end of the work week, the start of a relaxing weekend with family and friends, and time to do all the extra things that get put on hold during the week. But for me, Friday means even more. It brings a flurry of activity during the day, but as the sun sinks toward the horizon, the busyness and hurried pace give way to a sense of peace and relaxation. As sunset approaches, I realize that my bustling can stop, that whatever I haven't gotten accomplished by now can wait for another 24 hours, that for one day I can just rest.

So tonight I'm celebrating Fridays in general, but especially Friday evenings. There is nothing sweeter than the start of the Sabbath rest, the relaxed evening to spend with God before the hustle and bustle of getting ready for church the next morning. I truly think Friday nights are my favourite time of the week.

Some things I loved about this Friday were:
...the arrival of a package (even if it wasn't for me)
...spotting this framed printable whenever I was in the kitchen
(oh, and leftover candy canes... :)
...finishing a dish (fresh food is good, but I'm always happy
when a dish gets finished before it goes bad) a few of my books a new home!
...welcoming the Sabbath with a mug of frothy hot chocolate
...finding a favourite book to re-read
...and letting it speak to me yet again

The Sabbath really is one of God's best gifts! Happy Sabbath to you all!


  1. i want to see inside that box that came to your house today.
    and that is where my fun mug went. it is yours?
    and your bookcase is really great.
    have a blessed Sabbath.

    1. Oh, yeah, I should open the package on Skype for you. Yeah, I think that's my snowman mug. As far as I can remember, it was my very first mug, but I have no idea where I got it from. I LOVE the bookcase already, even though it's rather empty right now. Thanks!! :)

  2. Happy Sabbath, Ali! hope you had a great one... I know I did :)