Adventures in Sabbath Keeping

Leviticus 23:3

“Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work. It is a Sabbath to the Lord in all your dwelling places.


Saturday was supposed to be my first scheduled sabbath in only God knows how long. I had it in my planner, outlined in turquoise (my Sabbath color for calendar color coding purposes) and then something with work came up for Saturday.

SO, Friday (tomorrow) will be my scheduled Sabbath time for this week. Sabbath appears to be a trending topic in the Christian blogosphere, and I am choosing to add my voice not to be trendy, but to create an extra level of accountability as I try my best to keep this commandment.

Sometimes I forget that sabbath keeping is a commandment.

To begin my adventures in sabbath keeping, I’m drawing from the wisdom of some things I’ve read online. I’ve made it a point to schedule sabbath time in my planner as if it’s an actual appointment.

I’ve found myself looking forward to it as I look at my planner- even the thought of my sabbath day is a bit of a respite for me.

I’ve sketched out a plan for tomorrow, not for productivity or anything like that, but so that I can rest mindfully and purposefully- with the sole purpose of finding ways to spend time with God doing things I enjoy that I can’t make as much time for during the week.

Tomorrow, I will wake up and brew some coffee. I will spend some time with my guinea pig, Oliver Elizabeth, and I will take my time with breakfast. I will go to Zumba and to the antique market. I will come home and read and journal.

THEN, I will go to dinner and Wicked! I couldn’t be happier- thank goodness. 🙂

Then I will come home and hang out with Oliver Elizabeth a little more, and go to bed refreshed and renewed.

I’m really excited about it.



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