....of hunting season IS today (at least at our house because technically tomorrow is the last day). But Stephen Grande and I both agreed on a "no hunting on Sundays" policy. We did this for a few of reasons. 1) I want him around 2) he wants to be around (at least that's what he tells me), and 3) it is the Sabbath day in which God commands us to rest! Exodus 20: 8-11.
Now I don't believe that God will strike you down if you hunt or work on Sundays. However, as a family we have found so many rewards and benefits for protecting our Sundays as a day of rest and worship. Stephen Grande told me that growing up his dad would say in regards to honoring the Sabbath (not an exact quote)....You can choose not to partake, but you will be the one missing out on the feast. I have found that to be so true...I'm the one that misses out if I choose not to rest. Plus, if God recommends I stay home, take a long leisurely nap, and not go to the grocery store for a day, then I'm going to take Him up on it. (I'm sort of kidding about that last line) because I really believe honoring the Sabbath is for God's glory and in return He so kindly gives us the gift of rest.
By telling you this I hope to not imply that Stephen Grande and I obey this commandment perfectly. Because we don't. Even our best efforts are tainted with sinful motives. Also, Stephen Grande has been known to hunt on Sundays for special occasions...vacation, Christmas, etc. And I have been known to go grocery shopping or run other errands on Sundays. However, the older I get the less I enjoy taking part in these activities. I don't want to miss out on the feast!
Me Oh my, I got on a tangent. I really started out just wanting to share my excitement that our upcoming Saturdays will be filled with renovation plans instead of hunting! Our house has a very poorly built sun room and laundry room. And now that hunting season is over, we plan to do some demolition and renovating on our weekends. I'm super excited as this will expand our living space. I'm pretty sure my favorite thing will be what I'm calling "my office" (aka the laundry room). We plan to build shelves, a desk, a place for my sewing stuff and the computer (which I can't wait to move out of our bedroom).
Happy Weekend! Stay warm. Rest up. Be back soon.