Holiday Weekend

Gratitude Day 296

Sat., July 6, 2019

Hebrews 4:9 – But God has promised us a Sabbath when we will rest, even though it has not yet come.

Summer has arrived in Wisconsin.

Lots of warm, humid days in a row.

And Hubby Rick loves them all.

I’m not crazy about sweat pouring off my face.

Rick loves it.

I prefer waking up in the morning and not wondering how I can keep our non-air conditioned house cool. Yep, you read this right. As lovely as our house is, it has hot water heat. And no air conditioning.

Rick doesn’t mind at all.

When it was 85 degrees in our upstairs on Friday, Rick said to me, “I love the summer.”

Summer is OK. Just not 85 degrees in my office.

It’s a holiday weekend and lots of people are taking advantage of a four-day weekend. We enjoyed a lovely 4th of July, worked Friday and plan to play today.

Here’s what I’m noticing lately: when it’s really warm, I need a little more downtime. A little less busyness. A bit more less activity.

More water. Less doing.

Maybe, this is God’s little way of saying, “Dianne, let’s just take a wee bit more sabbath these days.”

I pray that I can listen.

How about you? How do you deal with a little bit more and humid? How does your body respond? Any messages you are hearing from God lately?

For long weekends and opportunities to rest, relax and recharge, I am grateful.

Holy God – Help me see that more busyness is not always better. Help me find true rest in You. Amen.

Blessings –

Dianne

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