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Take time to rest, recharge and recalibrate

Summer is here! This is a busy time for my family, but we always try to get away for a week or so. Though I love summer, I also realize these next couple of months will go by quickly. I certainly don’t want to get to the end of the season and wonder what I accomplished.

This is a great time to take a step back and evaluate the first half of the year and set goals for the rest of the year. I try to do this every summer. I want every moment of my life to count for God’s glory. However, if I am not diligent and intentional, time slips away and I find myself wondering why I didn’t do more or why I spent time on insignificant things. 

As we arrive at the midpoint of the year, let me encourage you to do three things:

1. Take time to rest

Summer is a good time to be intentional about refreshing your heart and soul through resting. No, I don’t mean stop working, but simply find the times that are less busy and take some time for yourself. 

2. Take time to grow

I love the summer schedule because it helps me to stop and redevelop a growth plan for my life. This may include practices such as more time in the Word, praying, or reading books that challenge me to be all I can be for our Lord. Take the time this summer to pause the noise and busyness and make a plan to grow. 

3. Take time with your family

The older I get, the more I realize time is one of my greatest assets. I’m also aware more every day that time with my family is one of the greatest needs and investments I have. Summer often allows us to create special family moments and memories. I have heard it said that the older you get, the slower the days go by but the faster the years go by. This is so true. Create some space this summer to invest in your family. You will be grateful you did. 

Life moves fast, but these few months give us a chance to be intentional. I pray the Lord gives you a great summer and that you are refreshed and ready to tackle the remainder of the year with energy and passion for Jesus. I love you and am honored to serve you.