Summer is a time in which many of us look forward to vacations. I am no exception; I am looking forward to a time away. Since Cindy and I no longer have to plan our vacations around the school calendar, we will be taking our vacation at the end of September. Vacations are a time when we have the opportunity to get out of the routine, to relax, to get away from the fast pace of our daily lives and slow down a bit and recharge our batteries. During vacation, we may even take a break from church and our spiritual life and perhaps even God. Let me suggest that vacation is an important time to continue our spiritual disciplines, or to be intentional about taking time for prayer and reflection. As you slow down and relax on vacation, walk the mountain trails, or along the seashore, and recharge, take some time to center on the One who is the source of our strength.
See you in church,