June 8, 2004

t’s another one of those times… Work and life have been keeping me quite busy these past months and I haven’t found rest. Sure I’ve gotten enough sleep, most of the time, but I can’t seem to get enough rest.

I was thinking about this a few weeks ago and came to an interesting observation. Many people have friends and loved ones that they go home to at the end of the day and on weekends to help take their minds off of the stresses and exhaustion of work. They have people to vent with, people to distract them from the busy-ness, people to live life with. It is when one has these kinds of people that they can find true rest. As for me, even though I have a wonderful family, it’s hard to separate our working relationship out from it sometimes. So it’s difficult to find much rest with them. But it does happen from time to time, like just yesterday I was helping to build a new front porch on my parents’ house or when I have the chance to just sit and chat with my mom.

But most days, as I’ve said before, I end up heading home at the end of the day to my spot on the couch where I certainly will be able to rest from my day’s labors but where I will rarely find myself rejuvenated and renewed.

I’m not sure what the answer is, but sometimes it’s a good enough start to simply pose the question of “what do I do?”

“Whatever is good and right will come…”

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