A Slow Summer

School’s out in our house. We’ve got a summer fun list going. We’ve got a reading challenge going. It’s a necessity to keep the boys busy!

At night we’re reading The Tale of Despereaux. The boys beg and beg for just “one more chapter.” I read and Jonathan plays with my ponytail. It’s a sweet time for us.

We’re registered for Liberty Online next year. School starts back for us on July 20. We’ve got approximately 6 weeks to “build a treehouse, go to the pool and Frankie’s, and visit the beach.” Those are 4 unchecked items on their list.

I’m a little restless without lesson planning and typing up activity sheets. I love the structure of school as much as the freedom of summer.

I’m also remembering that to be still is to let God speak. Our society is so task oriented. I thought the other day how I wish I could be doing something “productive” while blow-drying my hair. That’s crazy.

My hope this summer is to really slow down. I pray my mind will be clear and focused on the moment. I long for the quiet times to become sacred.

I believe He wants to speak if we really desire to listen.

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10)

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