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Calm Friday Night

Good Friday evening everyone, or if you’re reading this some other time, good day to you. I hope you had a good week. At this time I’m more than happy to be in the sanctuary that is my room. My work shoes are resting in the closet and my black unifrom has been replaced by sky blue pajamas. I always look forward to Friday nights.

When I was much younger, I didn’t always appreciate them as much as I do now. Why, because in our household, Friday night was the Sabbath. For those unfamiliar with what this is, the Sabbath(for Jews and Adventists) is a time of religious observance from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. You can imagine how unfun it was not being able to indulge in those things I would normally do throughout the week. Like for example, I couldn’t go to a bulk of my school dances because they were all on Friday nights. Why can’t you just have them on Saturday like every other school does, I thought.

Now that I’m older; free from peer pressure; and work full time, I do appreciate the time to just relax. What do I do during Fridays.

Listen to Christian music. Everything from energetic gospel choirs to peaceful instrumental hymn music fills my ears on calm Friday evenings. Music and singing will forever be one of my escapes from the traps of the world. 

Write in my journal. I’m ashamed to say that I have been slacking on this. When you work five days a week and nothing else happens, you don’t exactly want to write about taking out the trash; mopping floors; and getting dishwater on your pants. Don’t worry. My life is not all work and no pleasure. I mean I got my own blog!

Do my Sabbath school lesson. As I mentioned in a previous post, I don’t do it every day line I should. There is no better time to get caught up than during this time.

Lay in bed. The Sabbath is also a time to rest. That queen sized bed in my room might as well be a coffin because after a few minutes I am like a corpse. 

Reflect on my week.  Let’s see what’s on my mind this time. 

  • I definitely want to upgrade to a new pair of glasses I tried on this week.


(Yep these are the ones I want.)

  • I have good coworkers. Every now and then, those who work the night shift at my job will lend a hand by putting up dishes as I continue to wash pots and pans and clean off trays. And I don’t even have to ask. I always say thank you, and as I’m leaving the job site, I ask God to bless them for all their help.
  • I worked on my taxes for the first time this week. Definitely something to keep saved in my mind. Nothing to it, as most of you know. It’s just a matter of reading, adding and rounding. That was a relief to know because those math classes in high school might as well have been rocket science.
  • I shouldn’t let myself get too worked up about certain things, like my printer not printing and pretty much giving me the middle finger. Like all those other times I got angry, frustrated, or worried about something, I just ended up smiling and laughing about it later because of how small the matter seeemed.

So what do you do on Friday nights. Feel free to share! Im curious. Have a good evening, and as we say in my faith, Happy Sabbath.

By David Harris

I was born on January 31, 1992. I graduated from Austin Peay State University in December 2015 with a B.S. My major was Communications, with a concentration in Print & Web Journalism. My minor was English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. Writing is my passion. I’m a book lover. I prefer to to be called a Booklion rather than a bookworm. Why- lions are mightier.
My first love is Jesus Christ. I was raised in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. No we are not a cult. We are Christians who worship on Saturday.
I have been stuttering since I was four, but through Christ I have persevered through it and will continue to do so. I’m not thing with Him.
Singing is another passion of mine. God blessed with me with the gift of song, which I am grateful for.

3 replies on “Calm Friday Night”

1) Those glasses are awesome and I hope you are able to get them!
2) On Fridays, my husband amd I both get off of work at 1pm. This is wonderful because it allows us to get the grocery shopping out of the way for the upcoming week. I hate grocery shopping I see it as a huge waste of time and I stress over the cost of food these days..it just boggles my mind what we all have to pay to put food on the table.
3) After the groceries we usually hop over to my mother-in-laws for a few hours. We live about 15 minutes away, so we try to visit at least once or twice a week. If not Friday then usually Saturdays are spent with her and members of my husbands family. I am from Texas and that is where my family lives, so it is nice to have my husbands family so close to be able to visit.
4) If we do not go anywhere except the grocery store, we manage to decide on something simple for supper and we spend the evening in our jammies watching tv, playing on the computers,working on craft projects, or staring at each other until one of us decides it is late enough we can go to bed without feeling like we ar 1000 years old…10 on a Friday night is late lol

That is just a little of what we do in our house. I am thanlful that O am out of work by 1pm on Fridays, and3 I am thankful to spend tjem being as lazy as

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