It’s hard to do. I appreciate the idea and the activity. Spring Break, Winter Break, the Sabbath, taking a day off, etc. It’s hard to know when to take a breather, when to rest, and when to push through and persevere.

Abraham Lincoln is reported to have said that if you gave him six hours to cut down a tree that he would “spend the first four sharpening the ax.” The Bible is pretty clear about the day of rest thing. And back to the ax. “If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success,” says Ecclesiastes 10:10.

It’s a rare skill, I think. Rest. My ax is dull. I am tired. Everyone’s calendar says that tomorrow is Sunday, a traditional day of rest. My professional calendar says that this next week is Spring Break. I see no reason that taking a break can’t mean taking that break mid-sentence, or even midwo

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