Friday, March 21, 2014

sacred idleness

Last week was Spring Break,
a welcome chance to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.

One morning we grabbed some gear

Michael with his snorkel
and headed to the beach with friends for the day.

Sometimes we forget about the beauties of the tropics;
or to notice the goodness of God right where we are,
wherever we are.

 Work is not always required. 
There is such a thing as sacred idleness. 
~George MacDonald

Amy, Elise, Michael and T play some Frisbee
A little Rummy anyone?
 Mark and I also appreciated time with this special family,
and their fellowship and insightful counsel about transition.
With a season of change ahead for our family, 
their words and encouragement were especially meaningful and timely.
Thank you, T&J!

on the way home again

We're thankful for the time to rest, and to be refreshed for the work ahead.
Now the final quarter of the school year has begun;
in a way, the beginning of the end of many things.

 And He said to them,  
“Come away by yourselves to a secluded place 
and rest a while.” 
Mark 6:31


Rosalie said...

So glad you were refreshed!

Betsy Cruz said...

You always find such great quotes, Barbara! I love the sacred idleness quote. Glad you enjoyed spring break. We're taking ours at Easter this year.

us5 said...

an Easter break...that sounds like a perfect time for some 'sacred idleness' Betsy!