In what will likely become a vain attempt to blog more this month, I'm taking on the 30 Days of Thankfulness challenge this year.
Today is my "day off" and I'm using it to get some things done around the house that needed doing. Tomorrow I'll run in a 5K raising money for Lutheran Services in Iowa, watch the Nebraska game in the afternoon and take in a movie with Beloved at night. These are sabbaths for me. Yes, there's work to be done at the church. But it needs to wait for a bit. Earlier this year I noted that I'd been at the church for over 52 consecutive weeks - that's not good sabbath-keeping for a pastor. So, today, I'm thankful for sabbath and the chance to step away from one vocation to pay attention to others and recharge for a couple of days. Here's hoping you have the same opportunity.