“My living Father, each time I encounter you in a fresh new way I feel as though I’m rediscovering a part of myself that was lost or dead.”
Growing up in the south, it was hot and no air conditioning. I remember how much I loved the cool mornings with a summer breeze. I now see that living on a farm was a blessing with few summer activities that took us away from home. We sort of had our own stay-at-home order. Crops, gardens, animals, and long stretches of having nothing to do but sit in a porch swing and read have enriched my life.
This current summer is reminding me of such times. Instead of lamenting not being able to travel or visit with others, I am rediscovering some jewels of summer. All of nature seems to be busy in a kind of relaxed motion. Summer will quickly end, so take moments to allow yourself to delight in this season.
- Find a place to rest: an easy chair, a garden bench, a walk in a park, and welcome the beauty of summer.
- Enjoy the colors and smells of roses as they open.
- Really taste fresh corn and tomatoes.
Summer is a good time to embrace faith and possibilities.