At our first local MHP gathering, we discussed spiritual health and soul filling practices for the lead pastor. I asked Kevin Colon, pastor of Cool River Church in Superior, CO to share his spiritual practices calendar. He talked extensively about his weekly Sabbath – Sunday night until Monday night and what struck me was not that he took a Sabbath, but how much effort and planning he put into his sabbath.
In short, he worked hard on his day off.
By that I mean, he planned in advance to make sure he could really Sabbath. Aside from the obvious “no email, no phone” approach, Kevin and his wife had figured out what refreshed them: practices, places and people and then they booked the 24 hours to gain that refreshment.
I take a Sabbath, but have often found myself a bit aimless and distracted on my Sabbaths. Listening to Kevin was a needed reminder of how much I must work to really rest. Paradoxical, but true.
Do you Sabbath? When and what do you do or NOT do to gain spiritual refreshment?