Saturday, July 7, 2018


A polka-for thought on the word "vacation"

I solemnly am thinking I will not see an ocean this summer, except in posts on Facebook. It is not one of my happy thoughts. When I conjur up a vacation in my head it always includes an ocean.

I did however take one. In fact I am still on it. It started when a situation arose that I had no answer for; a dilemma of insoluble resolve. It took a day or two, but I packed up and went on vacation. I vacated from food for 24 hours (I still had liquids). I vacated from people's opinions and voices infiltrating my thoughts. I spent time alone, in prayer, in the scriptures and in a place where I was listening for the one and only one who could possibly put my heart at rest.

While I did this, I continued my life, my responsibilities and my relationships, but with a greater severity of purpose. I found that this severity came from a combination of all these things.
I am still here. I have no answers…..but, I have.

Still…an ocean would be nice.

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  1. Those kinds of vacations can be just as important to our lives as the ocean ones. :) Thanks for sharing this today with FMF!

  2. Mental vacations of taking time away from the hustle of life to focus on hearing God can be the most refreshing of vacations.

  3. 'Vacationing' at one's own time and space is the ultimate - a choice without any limitations!