When I was growing up, we used the Big Chief red note pads to learn how to write. I still remember that dingy paper & the giant lines in which I was supposed to keep my writing (good luck). When I started using the regular white lined paper, I remember thinking that it seemed like they wasted alot of space on the sides because the Big Chief paper didn’t have the red line on the left – margin. As I continued to refine my writing skills, I started writing smaller & smaller so that I could get more stuff on the page – at one point, my teacher probably needed a microscope to read my writing.
So here are some thoughts on space & time:
- margins create clarity – when we try to squeeze everything into a small space or time, everything can get blurry and confusing really fast
- while we are designed to be productive and to achieve things, it’s important to maintain balance between workload and breathing room
- rest and escape aren’t the same thing
- rest can be a form of trusting God 🙂