I have found that I look forward to the Sabbath. I love that quiet
feel in my house and my family spending time together. I love
learning something new about God. And I love having a chance to rest
my body.

In a world that teaches people to go, go, go and never stop to think,
it truly feels odd to practice the Sabbath. It makes me thank God for
giving me permission to stop. It's ok. In fact, it's more than ok!
I can get off the crazy life merry-go-round for a day and get a
clearer perspective on what is real.

Last Sabbath my family spent a lot of time doing individual study and
rest. This week we spent most of our time together. I like how each
week is different but it always brings with it rest and peace.

Last week I mentioned that we went to my father-in-law's birthday on
Friday night and that we were considering going to a friends' wedding
this Saturday. We did decide to go. It started at 5:00 p.m. I was
thankful that it fell at the end of Sabbath and we still had a chance
to have quiet time beforehand.

Several people have mentioned that they don't see any problem with
going to celebrations on the Sabbath. The problem that my husband and
I have had is the amount of preparation and effort it takes to go.
Getting a two-year-old and a six-month-old ready to go anywhere can
wear me out before I even get out the door! We have to care for them
all day, but it is simply a more restful experience when we do this at

The responses that people have been giving on the Sabbath are great!
My family and I are very new to this, so hearing others' experiences
and opinions help me think everything through for myself.

If anyone would like to share your Sabbath experiences with small
children, I would LOVE to hear them!

Thank you again for going on this journey with me!

Until next week,
Lisa G.