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Weak - No! - Week Ahead

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wow, after finishing my paper and turning it in, I really felt like a wet noodle, a deflated balloon, an old dish rag, (insert further similes here). I didn't get much sleep last week and then all the tension that had built up over the three weeks of the assignment dissipated after I dropped off the envelope at the post office - I'm not just physically but also emotionally drained.

Feeling better today. Sundays are about rest and restoration and that's what I did. In fact, the sermon was on the verse in Matthew 11:29 that talks about "come unto me and you shall find rest." It was a good message, but I thought if the preacher said "rest" one more time, I'd fall asleep right then and there. Instead, I waited till after church and took a good long nap. After watching the Spanish soccer team ALMOST win against Italy (they tied 1:1), I went for a short run and now I'm feeling ready to face the new week.

I'm not sure what the best way to study for finals will be. As I was working on my paper, I also went through some of my old course notebooks and did some re-organizing. That was helpful, so I'll continue with that process. I could do some reading, but I've done so much reading for research these past few weeks, I'm looking forward to just sitting and reading long passages of the Bible just because. It's been awhile since I read through the whole book. I think I'll make that a goal starting with my birthday in July.

Thanks for all the encouraging responses to my last blog post! What I didn't mention is that I broke my last streak because of my mom's death on May 29. 2010. I actually started exercising again the next day. I've learned that it's one of my best survival techniques. But I didn't start tracking again till June 9. I learned today that another Spark friend, JanetR, lost her mom last week. Praying for her and her family today.
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    Congrats on finishing your paper. Good for you. Amen to all of the above comments. emoticon emoticon
    2075 days ago
    emoticon glad you were able to get some rest after church! Congrats on your streak. You are amazing. emoticon emoticon
    2077 days ago
  • SJG1953
    Congratulations on your great accomplishment of finishing that paper! May God restore and refresh you through and through! He's the expert on that! Hugs, Shirley
    2077 days ago
    Praise God for rest and naps! -- well deserved!

    May the memories of your Mom bring you a peace beyond understanding. I think it's hardest on daughters when they lose their mothers (mine's been gone ten years now) and I still miss her.
    2077 days ago
  • CAROLYN0107
    emoticon on finishing your PAPER!
    2078 days ago
    Your mother's passing must still be fresh... love & emoticon to you.
    emoticon on being faithful to move...and to rest...to just listen to your body and choose wisely.

    You are emoticon !! ~ Laura
    2078 days ago
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