I needed some rest. I didn't want to believe it. I thought I could go on and on and on. I'm a type-A-I-can-keep-going-no-matter-what kind of person. My body didn't agree. I needed rest and plenty of water.
Last month I took a day off. Well, as much as a mommy can take off. No laundry. Minimal dishes. Hanging out with the kiddos on the couch. Oh, I was tempted to work on the blog and write some emails and about a million other things. It was so hard but worth it.
Sometimes I forget that it's okay to rest. God made us that way. He wants us to rest. I could write a bunch more about it, but I’m not sure I’ll convince you to do it with lots of words.
I want to encourage you to find time to rest this summer. In fact, I’m going to give you permission to rest. Take a morning and go sit by the pond. Or stay in bed. Or whatever else.
I rested. It was good. Give it a try!
This is written by Kathleen Blackey, follower of Jesus and co-pastor at First Baptist Church.