One of the painful and joyful lessons I learned (again) last year was the importance of “resting well.”
I think God knew what He was doing when he gave the gift of the rhythm of Sabbath. But like many things that are “good”, it always sounds easier when on paper and in my case, when you’re preaching about it. But there’s also the dose of reality that taking a full day of Sabbath is difficult if not impossible when you have three young children.
But it also helps to have what I call a “go to” place of rest – a place that’s familiar, restful, and refreshing. For us, it’s Vancouver, British Columbia. Asides from it being one of the most stunning cities I’ve been to, it just feels “good” for my soul and helps immensely that Minhee and the kids love the city as well. We try going to Vancouver once very three months for two nights and have been doing this for about the last 7 years or so.
So, here’s a simple question: What’s your “go to” place of REST?
We would have loved to have been in Vancouver the last week or so but in light of the Olympics, everything was way too expensive. But thanks to the generosity of some friends, we stayed at their Whistler pad for a few nights to soak in Whistler, the Olympic spirit, lots of sleep, and some quality time with the family. Here are some highlights:
I took Minhee on a very romantic date:
We were feelin’ the Olympic spirit for this picture. And I have to admit, I got a little emotional watching the Women’s Figure Skating event. Yu-Na Kim was amazing but Joannie Rochette.
The Cho Bobsled Team. Notice how they made me push:
My favorite is the one on the far right:
I have no idea what they were doing:
The obligatory “make a goofy pose” picture: