Do you know why Sunday is my favorite day? The Lord appointed the Sabbath as a holy day, set aside to worship and renew baptismal covenants while partaking of the sacrament. It fills my soul to mingle with fellow Christians as we learn together, sing together, and worship together. It is a spiritual feast to my hungry spirit. After church meetings are over, Alan and I return home to enjoy a simple meal, then off we go to choir practice. What else fills the hours, you ask? Lots of good options—such as studying scriptures and preparing next week’s Sunday school lessons. In warm weather we head out to the two-man hammock secluded under a canopy of trees—ahh—and gaze at our glorious mountains while reading aloud from the Ensign magazine. (Followed predictably by a little nap, of course.) I love to play the piano and sometimes Alan pulls out his guitar. Once a month we gather our local children and grandchildren for dinner and visiting. Teens join with adults while younger cousins play. The house resonates with wholesome laughter and sweet exchanges—so unifying. Before everyone leaves, we kneel together in family prayer. All these things draw me close to the Savior, adding fuel to my spiritual tank—truly reasons to rejoice!
“That thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspotted from the world, thou shalt go to the house of prayer and offer up thy sacraments upon my holy day; for verily this is a day appointed unto you to rest from your labors, and to pay thy devotions unto the Most High” (D&C 59:9,10).