Making the Most of Summer
Summer can and should be a good time. It’s warmer and lighter and brighter. For lots of us there is annual leave and holidays and time with friends and family memories made. That is good. But don’t let your soul become parched. In fact, summer can be quite the opposite – a time our souls and hearts also become warmer and lighter and brighter. Why not also make it the time you spend in extra prayer or re-establishing fuller habits of church attendance or private Bible reading? Often our time with family, children and friends is more relaxed – round some tins & a BBQ, or a causal game of cricket, or a robust walk. There is unique opportunities to share our faith and talk deeply. Grab the chance. Those of us who are parents should be mindful at best we get 18 summers with our children as children. Make the most of that. What about books - read something you don't usually have the time to read. Savor it. Learn.
Before summer fully kicks in stop, reflect and think. Make a plan to make the most of your summer, however that is.