|June 5, 2015|
Summer tends to create a routine and a rhythm of its own. The days are longer and packed to the gills with activities and yard work and visiting and celebrating. Somehow, the days from early June until the end of August seem to contain a slowness too.
This morning, I loaded the minivan with a picnic breakfast for my Mom and I. My brother started driver's ed on Tuesday and it leaves us with a nice chunk of wait time. We chatted about Packer and Galatians and Jesus Christ's sacrifice over cinnamon rolls and fruit. After a while, she laid down to take a nap and I pulled out my Bible study things.
The wait time turned into a little gift. The thing is, these gifts are everywhere, all the time.
Whether you crave routine or spontaneity, embrace the slowness when you see it! Chat with your friend on the phone, pour a glass of tea and sit outside to drink it, watch that movie even though it's already 9pm. In the slowness, listen to God and watch Him work. Connect with the people around you even if you've never met them before.
That's my routine for this summer. What's yours?