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Taking a (Spring) Break

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Does your life ever get too busy? Our does at times.

For instance, last Thursday I dropped the kids off at school and went to work. A couple hours later, I picked Alicia up from school to take her to her doctor’s appointment.

After I returned her to school, I went back to work for a couple more hours. Then, I picked up Austin from school to take him to the DMV.

Later that day, I made a spaghetti dinner for us and checked on homework assignments.

Although both kids are involved in after school activites such as sports, academics and work, Thursday was not a typical day or else I would probably run myself ragged.

This week is Spring Break and we’ve decided to do a staycation. Here’s three ways we are catching up on our rest.

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1. Sleep

Sunday, we all four slept in and made it a PJ day.

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2. Watch TV

Saturday, we watched a good wholesome family movie on Pureflix.

We also watched reruns of Wipeout a show where contestants compete on a wacky course to win prize money. We enjoyed some harty laughter.

My husband enjoys educational programming; especially archeological findings.

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3 Read/Write

Throughout the weekend we found time to read our Bibles, books, newspaper, etc.

Also, I enjoy writing my blog.  My daughter enjoys writing fiction short stories or in her diary. We also keep journals.

I especially like our thankful journal where we capture all the good things God has done in our lives for the year and read it together as a family at Thanksgiving.

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Obviously this is not an exhaustive list of ways to rest, but it helps us decompress from life’s demands.

What are some ways, you find rest?

Blessings, Rebecca

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Rest & Relaxation

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As I reflect on another year on planet Earth, I realized I had been remise in spending quality time with girlfriends.

So, when my friend, Annette, invited me to a local women’s church retreat, I jumped on it.

Below, we are pictured next to a grove of gorgeous redwood trees located in the majestic Santa Cruz mountains.

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We had a blast talking for hours around a firepit, eating food we didn’t have to prepare, worshipping God, and listening to our guest speakers share their life experiences.

One bit of wisdom I walked away with is being a part of a purposeful community where we allow others to minister to us and where can minister to them.

Man, I needed to hear that, because I tend to go at life independently much of the time. However, it is wearisome and as women, daughters, sisters, wives and mothers we need each other’s support.

Let us consider how we may spur one

another on toward love and good deeds,

not giving up meeting together, as some

are in the habit of doing, but encouraging

one another… – Hebrew’s 10:24-25

What is one way you findR&R?