When Wasting Time Is the Most Productive Thing You Can Do

The hems of my soggy pants brush my ankles, sending chills up my spine.

Grass confetti sticks like static electricity to my shoes with each step.

I stop and stare at the horizon; my hand covers my squinting eyes, an awning shielding the brightness.

I’ve memorized this moment for eleven months, breathless with the reality. Captivated by simple beauty, I sit down and mentally retrace the familiar lines of the landscape.

Water gently laps on the shoreline, the sun illuminating the lake like a flash mob of photographers.

Children’s voices and the hum of a boat echo from miles across; the blue cloudless sky meets inky indigo water. A bird trills from two houses beyond, breaking my trance, diverting my attention toward the beach strewn with sand toys, water skis, and crumpled beach towels.

I hear myself exhale. And think…

To ready the rest – http://www.aholyexperience.com/2016/10/for-your-weekend-when-wasting-time-is-the-most-productive-thing-you-can-do/

Time is a relentless river. It rages on, a respecter of no one. Shelly Miller shows how to slow the torrent by fully living in the moment. On a walk at dusk she discovers when time slows, God’s voice is clear. Answers for questions about loneliness and belonging come quickly through one simple but curious word: Sabbath. As a pastor’s wife, London expat, and mom of two adult children, she knows what it means to get lost in the current and how wasting time can be a life raft. Today, Shelly guides us in finding our unique rhythms of rest. It’s a grace to welcome Shelly to the farm’s front porch today…

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For Your Weekend:

When Wasting Time Is the Most Productive Thing You Can Do