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Interesting, but if we were all busy writing our own books, then there wouldn't be anyone reading them while on vacation. = )

"You can't fathom my love dude, lock yourself in room doing 5 beats a day for 3 summers..."

That line in his song "Spaceship" has haunted me for a while now. It haunts me everytime I play NBA2K9 on my XBox360...and now this post will haunt me. CURSE YOU BEN! LOL!

what if I like to watch football and play video games???

brad, you could've been the voice of this generation. =)

I couldn't agree more...for me it reads like this:

"While everyone else here at work is gabbing and gossiping and surfing the internet, I'm writing for my blogs

and working on a book."

keep your love locked down, Ben.


Or you can go on vacation and spend time recharging your energy, and reconnecting with God, God's creation, and the culture and community that God has created.

I think that in the U.S. (and other places) we tend to create a workaholic culture that places undue emphasis on effort and certain kinds of achievement, and we are poorer for it.

hey i'm here to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

i expected a strong defense of the status quo in the comments.

This might really challenge how we understand Sabbath. Is Sabbath productive? Could writing, blogging, participating in community, in fact be a way of practicing Sabbath? Or, is Sabbath not so much about "not working" and playing xBox or whatever as much as it is about doing something different than what you normally do on a daily basis.

I think there is a lot of wasted free time in workdays including my own. I never feel my vacation time is wasted. Its concentrated time that I spend with my wife and family, experience new places, read new books...

I considered skipping taking the time to comment on the post and focus on my work, but it was just too good. Thanks for the challenging post. Back to work!

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