it's friday, but sunday's coming

By Guest Contributor Nora Neal-Daggett

Your list has been growing all week… the other "to do" list!  Now, the weekend is here and you are ready for the change of pace; maybe to sleep in a little, (if you are lucky, even if that’s only a half hour.) Perhaps, you have little ones and they have various and sundry activities that you sandwich in between laundry, grocery shopping, and cleaning the house. 

Prayerfully you’ve made a little time for you and your Honey Bear, (if you have one) to relax and enjoy one another’s company. Maybe dinner and a movie (and its ok if you both fall asleep!)  If you are single, some "me, myself and I" time.

Time is moving fast and, there does not seem to be enough of it. That reminds me of a funny story:

A man presented himself to his physician. After telling the doctor he was exhausted and tired all the time, the doctor made his recommendation. "You're exhausted because you're burning the candle at both ends. You need to rest." To which the patient replied, “I did not come for you to tell me that I was burning the candle at both ends. I came for you to give me more wax! More wax is all I need!"

Let me ask, is that you?  Are you burning the candle at both ends, and you think all you need is more wax?

Before you rush off into the weekend to attack all the stuff you have to do, add Sunday church to your list. Yes, it’s another thing to do. However, it’s a planned “time out” with your Creator, the One who knows exactly what you need. I promise you, it will replenish and engage your spirit, and it will renew and refresh your mind. Next week will be better because you spent some time in the "shop for souls."

Take some time out for Jesus! It’s Friday, but Sunday is coming.

Nora A. Neal-Daggett is a native of West Virginia transplanted to Virginia in 1991. She is the proud mother of three grown sons and the proudest grandmother of 7 grandchildren, ages 10 through eighteen.  She is a member of Grace Covenant Church in Chantilly, VA where Pastor Brett Fuller has instructed her for the past 4 1/2 years. Nora leads a Small Group, is a member of the Prayer Ministry and writes a monthly blog centered on moving through the loss of a loved one. Her web site is

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