Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Life...

Summer break has arrived.  It's funny that as a home school family, although there isn't any more 'schoolwork', we find many others ways to fill the day.

Yard work needs to be done, summer camps are coming up, Vacation Bible School, then planning for next school year, summer gets busy.  A mom's mind is rarely still and her actions are the same, always going....but in the absence of routine, I find ways to occupy my time that may not be the best use of my time.  

The idea of living intentional is one that attracts me greatly. To live with purpose, passion and focused on doing and being the best for those around me.  But then...Facebook calls, or a book to read, Pinterest beckons to show me ideas....and my focus changes, time gets lost and sometimes the important things in life get left behind.  These things are not 'bad' things, but sometimes need a little adjusting in my life.

A Holy Experience shares often about the joy of living fully in each moment, being truly attentive to what matters at that moment, losing distractions, finding joy.  She gives reminders that:

  • God is strong enough to exult in monotony — and one needs God’s strength to exercise consistency.
  • To consistently step back, breathe deep, focus — and know Life is dessert — too brief to hurry. Too delectable to be distracted through. You don’t wolf it down.
  • Life isn't an emergency. Life isn't 20 open screens and one flickering attention span. Life is a gift. Crazy grace.
  • And this, this is the only way to slow time:
But for those who need a visual reminder every now and again, she shares a beautiful printable.  Here is a link to a printable reminder of a few things to do before you click online!  I'm planning to make this a habit!

Summer life is a slower pace, but can be a time of intentional grace, gratitude and touching lives!

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