Published: 9 years ago

Forced Sabbath

I’m very much a schedule guy.  I like to have my day organized, like to know what’s happening when, and I get very frustrated when things don’t go according to plan.

Like a snow day.

For many of us in the Triangle, Monday was a forced day off.  I awoke to a text message from a co-worker letting me know that the office was closed, that my outreach cards weren’t going to be processed, that I couldn’t access e-mail, that I wouldn’t be having my weekly Connections staff meeting…blah blah blah.

(Actually, it just said the first part about the office being closed.  The rest, I added.)

Forced Sabbaths are okay when they come in the form of a snow day.  I’ve heard of other pastors talk about forced Sabbaths in terms of heart attacks, surgeries, being fired…so all in all the snow is a much better option.

I wish I could say that my Sabbath was productive, but of course that’s not the point of a Sabbath.  It’s a time to rest (I did that), reconnect with God (check), spend time with family (got it).  And if I snuck in a few hours of TV that had been building up on my DVR, well so be it.

So what about you?  What did you do on your forced Sabbath?  Comment below.

3 Comments.
  1. Lauren D says:

    Our Sabbath was just a two hour delay, but we were able to get some extra sleep, which is always a plus!

  2. Shannon says:

    RESTED! Bible, journal, puzzle, John Owen book, neighbor visit.

  3. Lori says:

    Let’s see…sleep in til 8:00am, breakfast, movie, nap, lunch, movie (with commentary this time), workout, nap, dinner, tv, bed. But really, who’s keeping track?

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