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Son-day Thoughts

Updated on September 23, 2014

Son-Day

Of all the days I've set to rest.

there is one day I like the best.

I stop the world's mad, swirling whirl,

and that one day my flag unfurl,

to show myself I trust in God

and find it not the least bit odd

that He should cease His labors, too.

It works for me. It'll work for you.

I call it "Son-day."

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Just some thoughts....

There are lots of things to think about each Sunday:

The NFL, or MLB, or NBA.....or UNME.

The first are distractions from the purpose of the day.

We've just had a day of NCAA, fun, and shopping.

Do we really need another day of head-banging, jumping, and sports alphabet?

When is there time these days for devotionals, reflection, goal setting, and doing things with family and friends that strengthen the bonds of faith, family, and friendship?

There are those who expect us to spend our Sundays watching catchy advertisements flashing before our eyes touting their versions of the virtues of beer, sex, and a clean shave.

That's not to knock the virtues of a clean shave, be it one for legs or face, but when did we decide to sit silently by and have another day stolen from us, even a Sunday?

Most of us don't work that day, except for delivering pizzas and standing by in case someone cooks and burns the house down during some critical overtime moment.

It used to be that a real tradition existed that we all did our best to take the day off and allow the other working stiffs to do the same.

We even dressed up and went as a family to our worship services!

Somehow over recent years the last day of the week became "sun and fun day" and we ignored the fact that it was meant to be "Son-day."

Forget about the teams that win and lose on that lost day.

We are the ones who lost something desirable and precious, something we were commanded to keep, or ignore at our peril.


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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - And I thought you were a full-time photog and Hubber! It is extra special when you can enjoy your Son-days.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I rarely get this day off, but I have been on a run of weekends recently.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Trying to catch up again. Anyway I really miss the Sundays of my childhood when all the streets were quiet, church bells rang and all the stores were closed. They were Sundays and family pancake breakfasts. It sure is a different world today.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      teaches12345 - We can encourage and set the example, but our real responsibility is to try to insure that our own family respects the day and keeps the commandments. At least that has to be our starting point. Voting Amen, too.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Amen! We try to relax and keep any work to a minimum on Sunday. It is a shame people can't see the value of taking one day to relax and enjoy the important things of life such as family, God, and home.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      DDE - And I enjoyed the affirmations of your comment. I believe you are right that some societies are adrift with the lessening of famiy time and family values.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I always liked Sundays. I guess the family spent more time together and during my childhood years life was so much more meaningful than today. The many changes have allowed many families to drift apart. I enjoyed reading this hub.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      shraddhachawla - If I remember correctly, you agreed with that theme in commenting on the subject of how you measure your own success. Thanks for commenting on this one, too.

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      Metreye 3 years ago

      Running in a rat race for money, success and fame, we do not have time for small little things in life. As happiness comes in small packets, that is what has become scarce today. Enjoyed reading your hub.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ericdierker - I hope you, of all Hubbers, appreciated my renaming of the day. May God bless your attention to Life. I confess that some of us here watched on Saturday as Utah defeated Michigan, and BYU defeated Virginia. But today is different, just as it should be.

      Thanks for scoring this one so highly.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Perfect timing, we will attend a service and spend most the time just being together today. I will listen to the big game on a radio so as not to be distracted too much from life.