R AND R SUNDAY
Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty. But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear, and we fly away. Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.
Psalm 90:10, 12
Here it is! It's another new month, April has arrived, and it's another Sunday for me to relax, refresh, renew and restore. Too many of us wander through daily routines and overbooked schedules leaving little time left at the end of the day to spend with those we love. Before we know it, the days turn into years and our hearts are no wiser. We get in a rut of grumbling about troubles and busyness, while ignoring the necessity of rest and the benefits of unstructured time.
I believe that the good Lord designed rest because our hearts, minds, bodies and spirits need it. Slowing down and paying attention to what fills our day allows us to refocus and rest. I know I really need some of that great R and R today after my week filled with Spring Cleaning chores. I didn't get it all done, but the rest will come bit by bit.
I'll spend some time today reflecting on the past week and maybe make a few plans for the week ahead.