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Rest Is Not Idleness


“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” –Sir John Lubbock

As wives, moms and homemakers we rarely truly have time off, but we all need down time once in awhile. A time to relax and be refreshed when we become weary. Or to avoid burn-out.

Rest is not idleness, it’s a time of renewal.

So, in case you need it… I give you permission to take the day off. I encourage you to get off the computer, forget about housework and spend time with your family. Labor Day only comes once a year, so celebrate by relaxing, enjoying moments of repose, and creating memories with the ones you love.

Happy Labor (FREE) Day! :)

About Jenni Mullinix

Jenni is a writer who passionately strives to encourage and equip Christian women to live for the glory of God by fulfilling their call in every season of life. She is happily married to the love of her life and delights in being a stay-at-home mama. She is fascinated with all things domestic and strives to live a life of Gospel-centered simplicity. In her free time, she enjoys deep conversations, decaf lattes and diving into a good book. Read more...


  1. We are about to head to the park and then Chick-fil-a with Daddy. Loving our extra day with him!
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  2. It’s funny how often I need to be reminded that rest is best. Thank you for doing just that! Praying you get the rest you need, too, friend!
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