We are just finishing a much needed break from language school here in Albertville. Language study is pretty intense. While not taxing physically, it does require a lot of mental energy leaving us ready for these built in breaks. As athletes let their bodies rest from physical activity from time to time, it’s refreshing to give our brains a little rest and get re-energized for the next round. This principle of rest is nothing new. In fact, taking a regular break has been around since creation as God rested on the seventh day. The challenge in our fast-paced, connected world is to actually make the time for rest. Yet, in the long run it will serve us well.
During this break, Jeff’s brother and sister-in-law came to France to celebrate their 30th anniversary. We are thankful that they chose to spend it over here with us. It was a great visit as we got to see some of the beautiful countries of France and Switzerland. We had multiple opportunities to use our French. School starts again on Monday and we jump right into our next set of exams that day! We need to pass these exams to move on to the next level here at school. It is hard to believe that we will soon be starting our last trimester here in Albertville. Thank you so much for being faithful in your prayers.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”