Indulgence & Worship


For many people the word vacation conjures up images of warm sand beaches and exotic destinations. Not for me. I’ve never been much of a traveler, though I have been to some amazing places. For me, vacation means driving out to my Mom and Dad’s place (the Farmhouse, if it is summer, or their house in Belleville if it winter) and spending some time with them.

We don’t do that much. Today, for example, we took the dogs for a walk, had coffee with some friends, did a little shopping, took the dogs for a second walk, went to the movies and had supper together. Tomorrow, we’ll take the dogs for a walk, have coffee with friends, drive down into Prince Edward County so I can visit a favorite yarn shop, and have supper together.

For many this is not a particularly exciting way to spend vacation. But for me, it feels like utter indulgence. I am able to spend time with those that I love, to do things that I enjoy (but often don’t have time for in the hustle and bustle of every day life), and rest. And all of that is so very good for my soul.

I am struck by the idea that in this quieter pace, I am at worship. That getting up in the morning and looking forward to what the day might bring; that being able to go with the flow and change my plans as needed; that simply having the time to give a few more hugs to my folks and a few more cuddles to my dog – these are all acts of worship…or at least they are if I acknowledge that God is the giver of all good things in my life (which I try to do!).


Rebekah’s World: Revamped!

I took a break from blogging this summer. Not because I didn’t have things to write about and news to share, but because I wasn’t entirely pleased with the format of my previous blog. I was having some trouble posting it to Facebook, and finding it awkward to share. I began researching other blog tools on the web, but didn’t quite figure out how to use them. I was frustrated and decided to take a break for a season and come back to it in the fall.

So here I am, back again. So much has happened in the past few months. The church where I serve as an Associate Minister is in a time of transition as we search for a new Lead Minister. I have lost 36 pounds to date on Weight Watchers. I have adopted a new puppy.

Life is beautiful.

If you would like to check out my former blog to read up on past posts and recipes, please click here.

It’s my intention to be back at blogging regularly now. I hope you’ll join me on the journey and enjoy reading about the world, through my eyes.