I'll leave you with these final words from Barbara Brown Taylor on the Practice of Saying No. Would love to read your thoughts and comments about Sabbath.
[from An Altar in the World]
"Your day begins when you let God hold you because you do not have the slightest idea how to hold yourself - when you let God raise you up, when you consent to rest to show you get the point, since that is the last thing you would do if you were running the show yourself. When you live in God, your day begins when you lose yourself long enough for God to find you, and when God finds you, to lose yourself again in praise."