mental health days

we on the east coast have been ravaged by wind and rain for the last 2 and a half days as Hurricane Sandy made her way through. schools have been closed, public transportation shut down, offices closed and grocery stores cleared out.

But as I almost went stir crazy yesterday trying to figure out what to do with myself as I have not had a moment let alone a whole day to do nothing – no work and no church- for the past 5 months…i found myself in a weird place. What do I do with myself? Watch movies. check. paint nails. check. clean room. check. make breakfast/lunch/dinner. check. pintrest. check. twitter. check. blog. check. sleep. check. what else?

maybe just maybe this was a God given moment to help you recalibrate. maybe some checks and balances have gotten out of wack and you need some time where all you have to do is allow God to recalibrate your mind, heart, soul and energy.

There is a line from the book i’m reading called ‘Having a Mary Heart in a Martha world’ and it says, “after all, its not more hula-hoops i need to master. what i really need is more and more of the Master himself.” recalibrating means having some time to allow the master to take hold in an uninterrupted manner in which he can touch those places and bring revelation, refreshment, repentance and wholeness. What are some ways you use those uninterrupted moments or days? do you read? exercise? make dinner with your family? its oh SO necessary to our livelihoods.

love this article by Jerrell Renee on ‘Me Time’

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