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Monday, September 26, 2011

My School Monday: Sabbath Week

"He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul;"-- Psalm 23:2

Happy Monday! This week is our first "Sabbath week" so we have the week off! What's great is that Kait will still learn but may not realize it.

This week, she'll have the chance to learn to enjoy the changing seasons, to take time for the things and people that matter, to slow down and soak up life. That's my hope and plan anyway. She does still have theater class, horseback riding lesson, and choir this week as well. Somehow I don't think she'll mind ;) (as long as there's no math or history or science! lol)

This week is also my time to take a breath, examine what is and isn't working in our learning plan, and get some other things done. I'm so grateful for discovering this concept of Sabbath weeks. I can't wait!

So... it's time to decorate the house for fall. I've got my garland up, and the scarecrow will soon come down from the rafters to stand in greeting by the door. I'll also continue working on my cabinets, and crocheting scarves. I already got to sit down and watch Seven Brides For Seven Brothers on Saturday with four special people and that was a wonderful afternoon. Great kick-off to this week of rest.

I hope you all have as fabulous a week ahead as I am anticipating. What are you up to?

"For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy." -- Exodus 20:11 NASB (emphasis mine)


Joanne Sher said...

Oh, Michelle - I LOVE the idea of a Sabbath week. Just went and read the blog. BRILLIANT! Enjoy this week.

Nothing special this week - planning to get some plotting/character creation, etc. stuff done. Visiting grandma and grandpa (hour and a half drive away) on Saturday.

Michelle Massaro said...

Joanne, visiting grandparents is always something special. =) Have a blessed week! And yeah, the Sabbath week idea is awesome. =)

Donna said...

Wow, thanks for your timely post! I am in a self-imposed "Sabbath week" now after a busy 2 months. Time to breathe. Focus. Mentally and physically re-boot. We definitely need those. I pray yours is WONDERFUL!!

Susan said...

I love this idea! I may have to take it on myself. I've been thinking of you lately and praying school--and all your decisions--is going well. Enjoy your week. Oh, and I have to say, great movie pick:)

Michelle Massaro said...

Oh, thanks Susan! That's so sweet, thank you for letting me know. That just really blesses me. =)

I am praying when we start up again next week things settle into a really nice groove. Guess we'll find out! =)

Rexcrisanto Delson said...

I love the ideal of Sabbath week, but a Sabbath "month" sounds even better . . . I wish :) Thanks for sharing. P.s. I can't believe the below word verification to post this comment is "sabw7" (sabbath week 7?)

Michelle Massaro said...

LOL, that's awesome! Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed. =)