Thoughts on life, leadership and the movement called the church by Brian C. Hughes, Senior Pastor

by Brian C. Hughes, Senior Pastor

Friday, September 24, 2010

Taking a Sabbath

I was really moved today as I begin my Sabbath. I'll tell you why in a minute.

Not long ago, I changed my day off to Friday, so that I could kind-of take 2 days in a row off, like normal people. Also like normal people, it doesn't exactly work like that. Most weeks (OK, pretty much every week) I work on one of those days. Last week, I worked Friday because I was gone Monday through Wednesday at a conference and there was simply too much to do.

But today, as I began my Sabbath, I wanted to read the thoughts of a few friends who think deeply, whom I trust, and who make me better. One of them is Beth Brawley Stoddard. If you have not read her post about Sabbath from earlier this week, I strongly encourage you to do that. It will move you, too. Click here and it will take you there. You can also go to

So, now I'm off to do some fishing with my good friend Jeff Boggess. Jeff is the Senior Pastor at Atlee Church in Mechanicsville and you might remember that he spoke at PCC in August. But today, Jeff and Brian are not working, we're not pastors, we're just friends...and we're just fishing.

Thank God for the Sabbath.

May we all learn to take one every week (me included), the way He intended. Amen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great post, might not have been pastors while fishing, but I wonder how much praying was done to get the fish to bite.