I enjoy writing. Perhaps that’s obvious, since I’ve written three books and write this blog a couple of times a week. When I have a moment of Spirit-led inspiration, it’s exciting. Figuring out how to turn that idea into words and sentences and paragraphs is a joy. And when I get some positive feedback that my writing has helped someone, it’s deeply fulfilling.
As much as I enjoy writing, there is an unending pressure to come up with something new for this blog twice a week and to carve out the time to write. So I’m taking a break until after the first of the year. My guess is that many of you will be on vacation or will spend extra time with family, so you may not even miss the blog.
But this does raise a question for you to think about: what do you need to take a break from? We’d all like to be relieved of the tasks that are drudgery, but that’s not what I’m talking about. Is there something that you love doing but need to get away from for a week or two? For many of you, that might be preaching. If you’re in the pulpit most weeks through the year, I hope that you’ve already scheduled someone to preach on Dec 30 (plus a nice break during the summer as well.) The truth is that the renewal of a good break is one of the best gifts we can receive.
What do you need a break from? And just as importantly, what will you do with that extra time? For me, it will be time with family, a little relaxation, reading a book for fun, taking stock of the past year, and working on a couple of longer term projects for 2013. So enjoy your break, just as I plan to enjoy mine, and I’ll be back in a couple weeks.
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